Washington Nationals at New York Mets 4/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Zack Wheeler
The Washington Nationals visit Citi Field on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Zack Wheeler for the Mets.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +100 and New York at -110. The Nationals have a 7-7-2 over/under record and a 6-10-0 run line mark. The Mets are 10-4-0 against the run line and have a 6-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 7-7-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 6-10-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 6-8-0 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 10-4-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/15/18 3B Anthony Rendon Toe is questionable Monday vs New York Mets
04/11/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle 10-day DL (04/09)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 10-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/27/18 2B Daniel Murphy Knee 10-day DL (03/27)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Key New York Mets Injuries
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
04/13/18 C Kevin Plawecki Hand 10-day DL (04/13)
04/03/18 P Anthony Swarzak Oblique 10-day DL (04/01)
03/30/18 1B Dominic Smith Quad 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jason Vargas Hand 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 7-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.20 and a WHIP of 1.41 this season. He has 20 strikeouts over his 16.1 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 67 hitters and walked 20 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 117 base hits and 63 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 48 batters and struck out 178. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
As a team Washington is hitting .232, good for 19th in the league. The Nationals hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .479. He has 15 hits this season in 50 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .740 and an OPS+ of 228. Anthony Rendon is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 56 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .411. The Nationals have 126 hits, including 27 doubles and 19 home runs. Washington has walked 80 times so far this season and they have struck out 137 times as a unit. They have left 130 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 67 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 12-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.29, Zack Wheeler has a 1-0 record and a 0.43 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 7 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 2 hits. He's allowing 2.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.51 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 64 batters and walked 23 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.58. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 99 base knocks and 37 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 44 hitters and struck out 152 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.56.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 17th in the league. The Mets hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .362. He has 17 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 54 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .556 with an OPS+ of 152. Jay Bruce is hitting .239 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 11 hits in 46 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .413. The Mets as a unit have 106 base hits, including 24 doubles and 15 homers. New York has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 130 occasions. They have had 96 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 65 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals +100
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