New York Mets at Washington Nationals MLB Betting Tips 3/31/2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Wheeler vs. Patrick Corbin
Nationals Park is the site of the matchup between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The probable starting pitchers are Zack Wheeler for the Mets and Patrick Corbin for the Nationals.
New York opens at +115 while Washington opens at -125. The Mets had a 72-82-8 over/under record and a 83-79-0 run line mark last year. The Nationals were 78-84-0 against the run line and had a 77-81-4 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets were 72-82-8 against the over/under last season
The New York Mets were 83-79-0 against the run line last year
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals were 77-81-4 against the over/under last season
The Washington Nationals were 78-84-0 against the run line last year
Key New York Mets Injuries
03/25/19 P Drew Smith Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 2B Jed Lowrie Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 3B Todd Frazier Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow is out indefinitely
03/25/19 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
03/28/19 2B Howie Kendrick Hamstring 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Koda Glover Elbow is out indefinitely
03/25/19 CF Michael A. Taylor Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets had a 77-85 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler had a 12-7 record with an earned run average of 3.31 and a WHIP of 1.12. He had 179 strikeouts over his 182.1 innings pitched and he gave up 150 hits. He allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.25. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.96 and they gave up 548 base hits on the year. Teams hit .257 against the bullpen and they struck out 514 hitters while walking 223 batters. As a team, New York allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They were 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Mets pitchers collectively gave up 1,364 base hits and 661 earned runs last year. They allowed 185 home runs last season, ranking them 14th in the league. New York as a pitching staff walked 484 batters and struck out 1,446. They walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit was 3.97.
As a team New York hit .234, good for 29th in the league. The Mets held a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which was good for 22nd in baseball. They ranked 29th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Robinson Cano hit .303 with an on-base percentage of .374 last year. He had 94 hits last season in 310 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 135. Michael Conforto hit .243 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .350. He totaled 132 hits and he drove in 82 men in 543 at bats. His OPS+ was 124 while his slugging percentage was at .448. The Mets had 1,282 hits last season, including 265 doubles and 170 home runs. New York walked 566 times last year and they struck out 1,404 times as a unit. They left 1,104 men on base and had a team OPS of .701. They scored 4.17 runs per contest and scored a total of 676 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington had a 82-80 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.15, Patrick Corbin had a 11-7 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He had 246 strikeouts over the 200 innings he pitched. He also gave up 162 hits. He allowed 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 2.47. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.05 and they gave up 479 base hits on the year. Teams hit .237 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers struck out 499 batters and walked 190 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They were 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Nationals pitchers as a team surrendered 1,320 base knocks and 649 earned runs last season. They gave up 198 home runs last year, which ranked 10th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff walked 487 hitters and struck out 1,417 batters. They gave up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.25 while their FIP as a staff was 4.15.
As a team, they batted .254, good for 9th in the league. The Nationals held a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which was good for 2nd in baseball. They ranked 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Anthony Rendon comes into this matchup after batting .308 with an OBP of .374 last season. He had 163 hits last year along with 92 RBI in 529 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .535 with an OPS+ of 137. Juan Soto hit .292 last season and he had an OBP of .406. He collected 121 hits in 414 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He had an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Nationals as a unit had 1,402 base hits last season, including 284 doubles and 191 homers. Washington walked 631 times last year and they struck out on 1,289 occasions. They left 1,180 men on base and had an OPS of .753. They scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 771 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets +115
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