New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/5/2020
Game: New York Mets vs Washington Nationals
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Mets (+170) Nationals (-200)
Trea Turner and the Washington Nationals (3-4, 3rd in NL East) host the New York Mets (4-7, 4th in NL East) at Nationals Park on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Mets coming in at +170 and the Nationals are at -200. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Rick Porcello and Max Scherzer.
Key New York Mets Injuries
8/3/2020 Jed Lowrie 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/3/2020 Amed Rosario SS Quadriceps Probable for Aug 4
8/3/2020 Walker Lockett RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/3/2020 Robinson Cano 2B Groin Probable for Aug 4
8/3/2020 Jeff McNeil 3B Back Probable for Aug 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 Robert Gsellman RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/22/2020 Marcus Stroman SP Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
6/28/2020 Noah Syndergaard SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/4/2020 Eric Thames 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
8/2/2020 Wander Suero RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
8/2/2020 Stephen Strasburg SP Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/31/2020 Will Harris RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
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 4-7 overall record this season. Porcello has pitched in 2,043 innings and has totaled 1,513 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.39 (997 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.316. He has surrendered 2,208 base hits (9.7 hits per nine innings) and has 480 free passes. Porcello (149-119 career mark) has a FIP of 4.17 and he has faced 8,687 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.21 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 48 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.2. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 96 base hits and 56 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 35 batters and struck out 106. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team New York is hitting .262, good for 4th in the league. The Mets hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Michael Conforto is hitting .325 with an on-base percentage of .426. He has 13 hits this season in 40 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .450 and an OPS+ of 155. Robinson Cano is hitting .412 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .462. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 34 at bats. His OPS+ is 195 while his slugging percentage is at .559. The Mets have 100 hits, including 13 doubles and 11 home runs. New York has walked 41 times so far this season and they have struck out 104 times as a unit. They have left 96 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 45 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Scherzer (170-90 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.19 ERA and has conceded 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.34 and he has faced 9,331 opposing batters thus far in his career. In his MLB career, Scherzer has conceded 1,892 hits while totaling 2,713 K's in 2,302 frames. He has given up a total of 817 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.093 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.2. 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 12th 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 4.60.
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 21st in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Trea Turner comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .300. He has 7 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 27 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .444 with an OPS+ of 101. Adam Eaton is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 8 hits in 27 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 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 (-200)
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