Washington Nationals at New York Mets 8/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jefry Rodriguez vs. Steven Matz
The Washington Nationals visit Citi Field on Sunday, August 26, 2018 to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Jefry Rodriguez for the Nationals and Steven Matz for the Mets.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -109 and New York at -101. The Nationals have a 56-69-4 over/under record and a 62-67-0 run line mark. The Mets are 63-65-0 against the run line and have a 58-65-5 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 56-69-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 62-67-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 58-65-5 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 63-65-0 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)
06/22/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 60-day DL (05/27)
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 64-65 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 5.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 373 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 390 hitters and walked 133 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 3.92. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,055 base hits and 501 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 366 batters and struck out 1,121. 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 4.03.
As a team Washington is hitting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Nationals hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .247 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 110 hits this season in 445 at bats with 81 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .506 and an OPS+ of 130. Trea Turner is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .334. He has totaled 140 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 525 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .406. The Nationals have 1,096 hits, including 216 doubles and 153 home runs. Washington has walked 464 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,033 times as a unit. They have left 912 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 590 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 57-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.55, Steven Matz has a 5-10 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 106 strikeouts over the 114.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 110 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 435 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 406 batters and walked 184 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,111 base knocks and 538 earned runs this season. They have given up 155 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 385 hitters and struck out 1,116 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 28th in the league. The Mets hold a .389 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. Amed Rosario comes into this matchup batting .242 with an OBP of .285. He has 101 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 418 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .361 with an OPS+ of 81. Brandon Nimmo is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .387. He has collected 91 hits in 344 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .503. The Mets as a unit have 1,019 base hits, including 210 doubles and 134 homers. New York has walked 441 times this year and they have struck out on 1,101 occasions. They have had 868 men left on base and have an OPS of .702. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 538 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -109
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