New York Mets at Washington Nationals MLB Game Picks 5/16/2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Wheeler vs. Anibal Sanchez
Nationals Park is the site where Victor Robles and the Washington Nationals (16-25, 4th in NL East) will play the New York Mets (20-20, 3rd in NL East) on Thursday. The Nationals open this matchup at +110 while the Mets are priced at -120. The over/under has been set at 9.
The Mets have been a good choice for wagerers, having gone 22-18-0 against the moneyline. Washington is covering the moneyline 34.2% of the time, going 14-27-0. The Mets have been excellent for Las Vegas oddsmakers as favorites, going 8-12-0. Washington is covering the moneyline 52.9% of the time as an underdog, having gone 9-8-0.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The Mets have been a rough Under bet for over/under bettors, having gone 20-16-4.
The Mets are covering the moneyline 60.9% of the time as a visitor, having gone 14-9-0.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington is covering the moneyline 21.1% of the time at Nationals Park, going 4-15-0.
The Nationals have been a good Over bet for over/under bettors, having gone 20-18-3.
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 Washington Nationals Injuries
05/10/19 LF Andrew Stevenson Back 10-day IL (05/07)
05/08/19 P Tony Sipp Oblique 10-day IL (05/07)
05/05/19 1B Matt Adams Shoulder 10-day IL (05/05)
04/28/19 1B Ryan Zimmerman Plantar Fasciitis 10-day IL (04/28)
04/27/19 P Koda Glover Elbow 60-day IL
04/26/19 P Trevor Rosenthal Infection 10-day IL (04/26)
04/20/19 P Austen Williams Undisclosed 10-day IL (04/20)
04/02/19 SS Trea Turner Finger 10-day IL (04/03)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 20-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 4.35 and a WHIP of 1.35 this season. He has 58 strikeouts over his 49.2 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.75 and they have given up 135 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 150 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 343 base hits and 177 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 142 batters and struck out 384. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 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 .249, good for 13th in the league. The Mets hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jeff McNeil is hitting .352 with an on-base percentage of .439. He has 50 hits this season in 142 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .486 and an OPS+ of 159. Pete Alonso is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 148 at bats. His OPS+ is 156 while his slugging percentage is at .581. The Mets have 348 hits, including 66 doubles and 46 home runs. New York has walked 147 times so far this season and they have struck out 387 times as a unit. They have left 302 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 186 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 16-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.27, Anibal Sanchez has a 0-6 record and a 1.68 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 41 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 45 hits. He's allowing 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.20 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 118 batters and walked 61 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 356 base knocks and 193 earned runs this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 145 hitters and struck out 398 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 23rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Victor Robles comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .300. He has 37 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 148 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .453 with an OPS+ of 94. Adam Eaton is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 45 hits in 164 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .384. The Nationals as a unit have 325 base hits, including 56 doubles and 53 homers. Washington has walked 128 times this year and they have struck out on 408 occasions. They have had 275 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 4.34 runs per game and totaled 178 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals +110
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