New York Mets vs Miami Marlins Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/17/2020
Game: New York Mets vs Miami Marlins
Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Mets (-125) Marlins (+115)
Robinson Cano and the New York Mets (9-13, 4th in NL East) head to Marlins Park on Monday where they'll meet the Miami Marlins (9-5, 1st in NL East). The Mets open this matchup at -125 while the Marlins are priced at +115. The total opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Robert Gsellman and Jordan Yamamoto.
Key New York Mets Injuries
8/16/2020 Jake Marisnick CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/14/2020 Jacob deGrom SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/13/2020 Jeff McNeil 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/13/2020 Jed Lowrie 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
8/16/2020 Caleb Smith SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/15/2020 Sandy Alcantara SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Garrett Cooper 1B Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/14/2020 Jeff Brigham RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Adam Conley RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Chad Wallach C Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Mike Morin RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/14/2020 Jose Urena SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/14/2020 Yimi Garcia RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Harold Ramirez RF Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/14/2020 Alex Vesia RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/14/2020 Sean Rodriguez 3B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 9-13 overall record this season. Gsellman (20-15 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.20 and he has gone up against 1,370 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.49 (155 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.392. He has given up 325 base knocks (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 108 walks. Gsellman has thrown 311 innings and is sitting with 257 K's during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 77 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 95 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, New York allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.07. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 194 base hits and 109 earned runs. They have allowed 32 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 66 batters and struck out 202. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.35.
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As a team New York is hitting .263, good for 4th in the league. The Mets hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Robinson Cano is hitting .372 with an on-base percentage of .417. He has 16 hits this season in 43 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .558 and an OPS+ of 173. Michael Conforto is hitting .329 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .436. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 79 at bats. His OPS+ is 164 while his slugging percentage is at .494. The Mets have 197 hits, including 31 doubles and 26 home runs. New York has walked 85 times so far this season and they have struck out 196 times as a unit. They have left 180 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 97 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 9-5 overall mark this year. Yamamoto (4-5 career mark) holds a 4.96 ERA while allowing 7.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.39 and he has faced 361 batters during his career. In his pro baseball career, Yamamoto has surrendered 67 base knocks while totaling 91 punchouts in 85 frames. He has given up 47 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.231 and having a FIP of 4.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 44 batters and walked 27 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 106 base knocks and 52 earned runs this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 50 hitters and struck out 107 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 5.46.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 18th in the league. The Marlins hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .362. He has 12 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 49 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .531 with an OPS+ of 142. Francisco Cervelli is hitting .195 this season and he has an OBP of .283. He has collected 8 hits in 41 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .439. The Marlins as a unit have 108 base hits, including 17 doubles and 16 homers. Miami has walked 54 times this year and they have struck out on 125 occasions. They have had 87 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 69 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Mets and under 9 runs
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