New York Mets at Miami Marlins MLB Tips 5/17/2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jacob deGrom vs. Trevor Richards
Marlins Park is the site where Brian Anderson and the Miami Marlins (10-31, 5th in NL East) will take on the New York Mets (20-21, 3rd in NL East) on Friday. The Marlins open this matchup at +245 while the Mets are priced at -270. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Mets have been a dicey play for baseball wagerers, having gone 20-21-0 SU. The Marlins are covering 24.4% of the time, going 10-31-0 straight up. The Mets have been a solid bet for bettors as the favorite, going 11-9-0 SU. Miami has gone 10-31-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 24.4% of the time.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The Mets have been a dicey Under bet for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 20-17-4.
The Mets are covering 45.8% of the time as the visitor, having gone 11-13-0 straight up.
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins are covering 26.1% of the time at Marlins Park, going 6-17-0 SU.
The Marlins have been a very good Under bet for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 17-23-1.
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/11/19 P Justin Wilson Elbow 10-day IL (05/11)
05/09/19 P Steven Matz Forearm 10-day IL (05/05)
05/06/19 P Jason Vargas Hamstring 10-day IL (05/06)
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 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
05/12/19 LF Peter O'Brien Ribs 10-day IL (05/11)
05/08/19 P Drew Steckenrider Elbow 60-day IL (05/07)
03/28/19 P Riley Ferrell Biceps 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 20-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jacob deGrom has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 3.26 and a WHIP of 1.11 this season. He has 64 strikeouts over his 47 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 138 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 153 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 352 base hits and 182 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 144 batters and struck out 389. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team New York is hitting .247, good for 15th in the league. The Mets hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Pete Alonso is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 40 hits this season in 152 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .566 and an OPS+ of 150. Jeff McNeil is hitting .352 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .440. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 145 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Mets have 352 hits, including 67 doubles and 46 home runs. New York has walked 148 times so far this season and they have struck out 400 times as a unit. They have left 306 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 187 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 10-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.46, Trevor Richards has a 0-5 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 42.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.33 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 155 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 344 base knocks and 192 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 164 hitters and struck out 363 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .218, good for 29th in the league. The Marlins hold a .307 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .281, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .224 with an OBP of .308. He has 34 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 152 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .296 with an OPS+ of 72. Starlin Castro is hitting .226 this season and he has an OBP of .275. He has collected 36 hits in 159 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 60 and a slugging percentage of .289. The Marlins as a unit have 296 base hits, including 48 doubles and 24 homers. Miami has walked 105 times this year and they have struck out on 377 occasions. They have had 275 men left on base and have an OPS of .587. They have scored 2.56 runs per game and totaled 105 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins +245
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