New York Mets at Washington Nationals MLB Point Spread Picks 5/15/2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Wilmer Font vs. Patrick Corbin
The New York Mets visit Nationals Park on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Wilmer Font for the Mets and Patrick Corbin for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +154 and Washington at -164. The Mets have a 20-16-3 over/under record and a 21-18-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 14-26-0 against the run line and have a 20-18-2 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 20-16-3 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 21-18-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 20-18-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 14-26-0 against the run line
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 19-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wilmer Font has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 5.50 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 19 strikeouts over his 18 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.78 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 147 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 338 base hits and 175 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 141 batters and struck out 375. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team New York is hitting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Mets hold a .402 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. Pete Alonso is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 39 hits this season in 144 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .590 and an OPS+ of 158. Jeff McNeil is hitting .360 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .440. He has totaled 50 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 139 at bats. His OPS+ is 161 while his slugging percentage is at .496. The Mets have 340 hits, including 65 doubles and 44 home runs. New York has walked 142 times so far this season and they have struck out 382 times as a unit. They have left 296 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 180 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 16-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.20, Patrick Corbin has a 3-1 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 50.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 39 hits. He's allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.34 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 116 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 348 base knocks and 187 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 140 hitters and struck out 393 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 23rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .339. He has 45 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 161 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .391 with an OPS+ of 91. Victor Robles is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .301. He has collected 36 hits in 144 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Nationals as a unit have 320 base hits, including 55 doubles and 52 homers. Washington has walked 127 times this year and they have struck out on 399 occasions. They have had 272 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 176 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets +154
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