New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/4/2020
Game: New York Mets vs Washington Nationals
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Mets (+130) Nationals (-150)
Nationals Park is the site where Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (3-4, 3rd in NL East) will play the New York Mets (3-7, 5th in NL East) on Tuesday. The Nationals open this matchup at -150 while the Mets are coming in at +130. The total has been set at 9.5. The men taking the mound are Steven Matz and Patrick Corbin.
Key New York Mets Injuries
8/3/2020 Walker Lockett RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/3/2020 Jed Lowrie 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/2/2020 Brad Brach RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/31/2020 Rene Rivera C Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/30/2020 Eduardo Nunez RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/29/2020 Jake Marisnick CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/22/2020 Marcus Stroman SP Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/22/2020 Robert Gsellman RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
6/28/2020 Noah Syndergaard SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/2/2020 Stephen Strasburg SP Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/2/2020 Wander Suero RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
8/1/2020 Eric Thames 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/31/2020 Will Harris RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/30/2020 Howie Kendrick 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/29/2020 Juan Soto LF Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/26/2020 Roenis Elias RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
6/29/2020 Adrian Sanchez 3B Achilles Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 3-7 overall record this season. Matz (31-37 career record) has a FIP of 4.36 and he has gone up against 2,383 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.03 (251 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.296. He has conceded 553 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 173 walks. Matz has thrown 560 innings and has totaled 526 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.69 and they have given up 40 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 43 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.52. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 90 base hits and 54 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 31 batters and struck out 91. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.21.
As a team New York is hitting .261, good for 4th in the league. The Mets hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Robinson Cano is hitting .375 with an on-base percentage of .417. He has 12 hits this season in 32 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .531 and an OPS+ of 174. Michael Conforto is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .405. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 35 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .400. The Mets have 91 hits, including 12 doubles and 10 home runs. New York has walked 33 times so far this season and they have struck out 98 times as a unit. They have left 88 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 3.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 38 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Corbin (70-61 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.78 ERA while conceding 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.35 and he has faced 4,854 opposing hitters thus far in his career. So far in his career, Corbin has given up 1,115 hits while earning 1,143 punchouts in 1,154 frames. He has conceded a total of 485 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.262 and a FIP of 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.50 and they have given up 15 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .158 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 25 batters and walked 8 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.69. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 46 base knocks and 18 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 19 hitters and struck out 66 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.08 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 10th in the league. The Nationals hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .367. He has 8 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 27 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .444 with an OPS+ of 122. Trea Turner is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 7 hits in 27 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Nationals as a unit have 54 base hits, including 12 doubles and 6 homers. Washington has walked 18 times this year and they have struck out on 56 occasions. They have had 41 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 3.43 runs per game and totaled 24 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals (-150)
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