Detroit Tigers at New York Mets MLB Game Picks 5/26/2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Spencer Turnbull vs. Zack Wheeler
Pete Alonso and the New York Mets (24-26, 3rd in NL East) play the Detroit Tigers (19-29, 4th in AL Central) at Citi Field on Sunday, May 26, 2019. The line on this matchup has the Tigers coming in at +164 and the Mets are at -174. The O/U is set at 8.5.
The Tigers have been bad for MLB bettors, having gone 19-29-0 SU. The Mets are covering 48.0% of the time, going 24-26-0 straight up. The Mets have been hot and cold for baseball bettors as a favorite, going 13-14-0 SU. Detroit covers 33.3% of the time as an underdog, having gone 12-24-0 straight up.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers have been a strong Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 21-26-1.
The Tigers are covering 45.5% of the time as the visitor, having gone 10-12-0 straight up.
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The Mets are covering 59.1% of the time at Citi Field, going 13-9-0 SU.
The Mets have been a strong Over choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 26-20-4.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/13/19 P Tyson Ross Elbow 10-day IL (05/13)
05/09/19 SS Jordy Mercer Quad 10-day IL (05/09)
05/01/19 P Matt Moore Knee 60-day IL (04/30); is out for season
04/26/19 P Jordan Zimmermann Elbow 10-day IL (04/26)
03/28/19 P Michael Fulmer Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/23/19 P Jason Vargas Hamstring 10-day IL (05/06); expected to start Saturday vs Detroit Tigers
05/23/19 2B Jeff McNeil Hamstring 10-day IL (05/23)
05/23/19 2B Robinson Cano Quad 10-day IL (05/23)
05/22/19 LF Brandon Nimmo Neck 10-day IL (05/21)
05/20/19 P Seth Lugo Shoulder 10-day IL (05/20)
05/17/19 LF Michael Conforto Concussion 7-day IL (05/17)
05/11/19 P Justin Wilson Elbow 10-day IL (05/11)
05/05/19 P Luis Avilan Elbow 10-day IL (05/04)
03/25/19 P Drew Smith Elbow 60-day IL (03/25); is out for season
03/25/19 2B Jed Lowrie Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 60-day IL (03/25); is out for season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 19-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 2.68 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 54 strikeouts over his 53.2 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.57 and they have given up 193 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen and they've struck out 153 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 447 base hits and 242 earned runs. They have allowed 75 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 171 batters and struck out 389. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.86.
As a team Detroit is hitting .224, good for 26th in the league. The Tigers hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .317. He has 50 hits this season in 187 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 100. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 53 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 173 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .387. The Tigers have 365 hits, including 94 doubles and 39 home runs. Detroit has walked 139 times so far this season and they have struck out 473 times as a unit. They have left 322 men on base and have a team OPS of .658. They score 3.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 167 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 24-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.74, Zack Wheeler has a 3-3 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 70 strikeouts over the 62.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 63 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 157 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 179 batters and walked 81 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 430 base knocks and 223 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 171 hitters and struck out 466 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 20th in the league. The Mets hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Pete Alonso comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .337. He has 46 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 180 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .600 with an OPS+ of 153. Amed Rosario is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .301. He has collected 48 hits in 185 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .411. The Mets as a unit have 419 base hits, including 83 doubles and 61 homers. New York has walked 176 times this year and they have struck out on 477 occasions. They have had 354 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 230 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets -174
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