New York Mets vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/30/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs New York Yankees
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Mets (-103) Yankees (-117)
Gio Urshela and the New York Yankees (16-13, 2nd in AL East) host the New York Mets (15-16, 3rd in NL East) at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. The Mets open this contest at -103 while the Yankees are priced at -117. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Rick Porcello and Gerrit Cole.
Key New York Mets Injuries
8/28/2020 Corey Oswalt RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
8/28/2020 Eduardo Nunez RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/25/2020 Tomas Nido C Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/17/2020 Rene Rivera C Elbow Out for the season
8/13/2020 Jed Lowrie 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
6/28/2020 Noah Syndergaard SP Elbow Out for the season
Key New York Yankees Injuries
8/28/2020 James Paxton SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
8/28/2020 Gleyber Torres SS Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
8/28/2020 Gio Urshela 3B Elbow Probable for Aug 29
8/28/2020 Aaron Judge RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/28/2020 Giancarlo Stanton DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/28/2020 Zack Britton RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/28/2020 Kyle Higashioka C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/6/2020 Tommy Kahnle RP Elbow Out for the season
6/28/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 15-16 overall record this season. Porcello (150-122 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.15 and he has gone up against 8,777 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.39 (1,008 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.315. He has conceded 2,236 base knocks (9.7 hits per nine innings) and has 480 walks. Porcello has taken the hill for 2,065 innings and has 1,532 K's so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 134 hitters and walked 53 batters. As a team, New York allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 264 base hits and 142 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 93 batters and struck out 292. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
As a team New York is hitting .269, good for 2nd in the league. The Mets hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .355, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. J.D. Davis is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .395. He has 28 hits this season in 99 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .434 and an OPS+ of 133. Brandon Nimmo is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .411. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 102 at bats. His OPS+ is 154 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Mets have 276 hits, including 50 doubles and 40 home runs. New York has walked 117 times so far this season and they have struck out 251 times as a unit. They have left 247 men on base and have a team OPS of .800. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 138 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 16-13 overall mark this year. During his MLB career, Cole has surrendered 1,065 base knocks while earning 1,389 strikeouts in 1,236 frames. He has conceded 443 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.123 and a FIP of 3.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.30 and he has gone up against 5,004 hitters thus far in his career. Cole (98-53 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.23 earned run average while conceding 7.8 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 109 batters and walked 42 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 207 base knocks and 115 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 80 hitters and struck out 244 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.45.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Yankees hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Gio Urshela comes into this matchup batting .241 with an OBP of .323. He has 20 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 83 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .482 with an OPS+ of 118. Luke Voit is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 27 hits in 87 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 192 and a slugging percentage of .713. The Yankees as a unit have 222 base hits, including 41 doubles and 47 homers. New York has walked 105 times this year and they have struck out on 238 occasions. They have had 187 men left on base and have an OPS of .795. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 144 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets (-103)
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