Washington Nationals at New York Mets 7/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Steven Matz
Citi Field is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets on Thursday, July 12, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Steven Matz for the Mets.
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Washington opens at -210 while New York opens at +194. The Nationals have a 37-52-2 over/under record and a 44-47-0 run line mark. The Mets are 37-52-0 against the run line and have a 39-47-3 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 37-52-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 44-47-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 39-47-3 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 37-52-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
07/10/18 P Sean Doolittle Toe 10-day DL (07/07)
07/05/18 P Erick Fedde Oblique 10-day DL (07/05)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
06/09/18 P Stephen Strasburg Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
05/12/18 1B Ryan Zimmerman Back 60-day DL (05/12)
04/21/18 P Matt Grace Groin 10-day DL (04/21)
04/19/18 C Jhonatan Solano Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 60-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Key New York Mets Injuries
07/11/18 2B Asdrubal Cabrera Elbow is "?" Wednesday vs Philadelphia Phillies
07/11/18 P Noah Syndergaard Finger 10-day DL (05/26); expected to be activated and start Friday vs Washington Nationals
07/09/18 3B Todd Frazier Ribs 10-day DL (07/09)
06/24/18 P Jason Vargas Calf 10-day DL (06/20)
06/22/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 60-day DL (05/27)
06/19/18 RF Jay Bruce Hip 10-day DL (06/18)
06/11/18 1B Adrian Gonzalez None has been released
06/10/18 CF Juan Lagares Toe is out for season
05/17/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Hip 10-day DL (05/14)
04/28/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
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 46-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 11-5 record with an earned run average of 2.33 and a WHIP of 0.89 this year. He has 177 strikeouts over his 127.2 innings pitched and he's given up 82 hits. He's allowed 5.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 252 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 289 hitters and walked 97 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 723 base hits and 351 earned runs. They have allowed 107 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 270 batters and struck out 828. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team Washington is hitting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Nationals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .215 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 67 hits this season in 312 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 122. Trea Turner is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 100 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 368 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .410. The Nationals have 751 hits, including 147 doubles and 107 home runs. Washington has walked 338 times so far this season and they have struck out 753 times as a unit. They have left 633 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 400 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 36-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.31, Steven Matz has a 4-6 record and a 1.23 WHIP this season. He has 81 strikeouts over the 89.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 75 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 314 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 311 batters and walked 144 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 776 base knocks and 387 earned runs this season. They have given up 116 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 295 hitters and struck out 805 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 30th in the league. The Mets hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .326. He has 94 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 336 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .485 with an OPS+ of 123. Brandon Nimmo is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 62 hits in 243 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .498. The Mets as a unit have 678 base hits, including 143 doubles and 92 homers. New York has walked 316 times this year and they have struck out on 775 occasions. They have had 594 men left on base and have an OPS of .686. They have scored 3.87 runs per game and totaled 344 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -210
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