Washington Nationals at New York Mets MLB Tips 5/23/2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Steven Matz
Citi Field is the venue where Jeff McNeil and the New York Mets (22-25, 3rd in NL East) will play the Washington Nationals (19-29, 4th in NL East) on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Nationals priced at -120 and the Mets are at +110. The O/U has been set at 7.5.
The Nationals have been a bad choice for baseball wagerers, having gone 19-29-0 SU. New York covers 46.8% of the time, going 22-25-0 straight up. The Nationals have been excellent for Las Vegas as the favorite, going 11-17-0 SU. New York has gone 10-12-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 45.5% of the time.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a solid Over bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 24-21-3.
The Nationals are covering 37.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 9-15-0 straight up.
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
New York covers 57.9% of the time at Citi Field, going 11-8-0 SU.
The Mets have been a solid Over bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 23-20-4.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/21/19 P Jeremy Hellickson Shoulder 10-day IL (05/21)
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)
05/05/19 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
05/20/19 P Seth Lugo Shoulder 10-day IL (05/20)
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 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 19-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 3.32 and a WHIP of 0.99 this season. He has 82 strikeouts over his 65 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He's allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.61 and they have given up 163 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the bullpen and they've struck out 148 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 418 base hits and 230 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 168 batters and struck out 465. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team Washington is hitting .243, good for 20th in the league. The Nationals hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Victor Robles is hitting .240 with an on-base percentage of .301. He has 40 hits this season in 167 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 92. Adam Eaton is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 190 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .363. The Nationals have 394 hits, including 73 doubles and 62 home runs. Washington has walked 155 times so far this season and they have struck out 455 times as a unit. They have left 327 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 214 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 22-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.96, Steven Matz has a 3-3 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 38.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 171 batters and walked 78 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.49. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 400 base knocks and 209 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 162 hitters and struck out 434 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 17th in the league. The Mets hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Jeff McNeil comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .418. He has 55 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 165 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .461 with an OPS+ of 147. Pete Alonso is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 44 hits in 169 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 160 and a slugging percentage of .604. The Mets as a unit have 394 base hits, including 75 doubles and 54 homers. New York has walked 167 times this year and they have struck out on 451 occasions. They have had 339 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 210 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets +110
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