Washington Nationals at New York Mets MLB Betting Tips 5/20/2019
Monday, May 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. Wilmer Font
Jeff McNeil and the New York Mets (20-24, 3rd in NL East) play the Washington Nationals (19-26, 4th in NL East) at Citi Field on Monday, May 20, 2019. The moneyline on this game has the Nationals coming in at -180 and the Mets are at +170. The total is set at 9.5.
The Nationals have been an awful play for MLB bettors, having gone 19-26-0 SU. New York is covering 45.5% of the time, going 20-24-0 straight up. The Nationals have been excellent for Las Vegas oddsmakers as a favorite, going 11-16-0 SU. New York is covering 42.9% of the time as the underdog, having gone 9-12-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a good Over play for over/under bettors, having gone 22-20-3.
Washington is covering 40.9% of the time as the road team, having gone 9-13-0 straight up.
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
New York is covering 52.9% of the time at Citi Field, going 9-8-0 SU.
The Mets have been a good Over play for over/under bettors, having gone 22-18-4.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/19/19 CF Victor Robles Wrist is questionable Sunday vs Chicago Cubs
05/18/19 P Justin Miller Rotator Cuff 10-day IL (05/18)
05/16/19 P Anibal Sanchez Hamstring 10-day IL (05/16)
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)
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/17/19 LF Michael Conforto Concussion 7-day IL (05/17)
05/11/19 P Justin Wilson Elbow 10-day IL (05/11)
05/06/19 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 19-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 2.91 and a WHIP of 1.04 this season. He has 69 strikeouts over his 58.2 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He's allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.77 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .281 against the bullpen and they've struck out 132 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 393 base hits and 215 earned runs. They have allowed 55 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 155 batters and struck out 440. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team Washington is hitting .243, good for 18th in the league. The Nationals hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Victor Robles is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .304. He has 40 hits this season in 158 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .462 and an OPS+ of 98. Adam Eaton is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 178 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .376. The Nationals have 370 hits, including 68 doubles and 57 home runs. Washington has walked 145 times so far this season and they have struck out 433 times as a unit. They have left 309 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 201 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 20-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.08, Wilmer Font has a 1-1 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 20.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 163 batters and walked 76 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.54. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 379 base knocks and 198 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 153 hitters and struck out 414 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 15th in the league. The Mets hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Jeff McNeil comes into this matchup batting .351 with an OBP of .440. He has 53 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 151 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .483 with an OPS+ of 159. Pete Alonso is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 42 hits in 161 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .584. The Mets as a unit have 376 base hits, including 72 doubles and 50 homers. New York has walked 158 times this year and they have struck out on 425 occasions. They have had 324 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 4.52 runs per game and totaled 199 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -180
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