Washington Nationals at New York Mets 8/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 24, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jefry Rodriguez vs. Jason Vargas
The Washington Nationals visit Citi Field on Friday, August 24, 2018 to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Jefry Rodriguez for the Nationals and Jason Vargas for the Mets.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -142 and New York at +132. The Nationals have a 56-67-4 over/under record and a 62-65-0 run line mark. The Mets are 62-64-0 against the run line and have a 58-63-5 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 56-67-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 62-65-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 58-63-5 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 62-64-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
08/21/18 P Tommy Milone Shoulder 10-day DL (08/20)
08/17/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Wrist 10-day DL (08/16)
08/15/18 P Ryan Madson Back 10-day DL (08/14)
08/14/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle is out for season
07/10/18 P Sean Doolittle Toe 10-day DL (07/07)
07/05/18 P Erick Fedde Oblique 60-day DL (07/05)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
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
08/21/18 CF Brandon Nimmo Finger 10-day DL (08/17)
08/17/18 P Bobby Wahl Hamstring 10-day DL (08/17)
08/05/18 P Anthony Swarzak Shoulder 10-day DL (08/04)
07/24/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 60-day DL (07/21); is out for season
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
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 64-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jefry Rodriguez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.46 and a WHIP of 1.52 this season. He has 23 strikeouts over his 29.2 innings pitched and he's given up 29 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 371 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 385 hitters and walked 132 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,044 base hits and 496 earned runs. They have allowed 151 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 361 batters and struck out 1,104. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team Washington is hitting .252, good for 12th in the league. The Nationals hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 139 hits this season in 518 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .409 and an OPS+ of 95. Bryce Harper is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 110 hits and he has driven in 81 men in 437 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .515. The Nationals have 1,087 hits, including 212 doubles and 153 home runs. Washington has walked 463 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,010 times as a unit. They have left 902 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 590 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 56-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.67, Jason Vargas has a 3-8 record and a 1.72 WHIP. He has 47 strikeouts over the 58.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 78 hits. He's allowing 12 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 433 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 396 batters and walked 184 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,102 base knocks and 536 earned runs this season. They have given up 154 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 381 hitters and struck out 1,088 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 29th in the league. The Mets hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Brandon Nimmo comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .387. He has 91 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 344 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .503 with an OPS+ of 149. Amed Rosario is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .288. He has collected 100 hits in 410 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 83 and a slugging percentage of .366. The Mets as a unit have 1,006 base hits, including 209 doubles and 132 homers. New York has walked 439 times this year and they have struck out on 1,088 occasions. They have had 857 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 534 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -142
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