Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/10/2020
Game: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Nationals (-110) Mets (+100)
Jeff McNeil and the New York Mets (6-9, 4th in NL East) host the Washington Nationals (4-7, 5th in NL East) at Citi Field on Monday. The line on this contest has the Nationals coming in at -110 and the Mets are at +100. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Patrick Corbin and Steven Matz.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/8/2020 Will Harris RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
8/5/2020 Max Scherzer SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
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
Key New York Mets Injuries
8/9/2020 Michael Wacha SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/9/2020 Marcus Stroman SP Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/8/2020 Eduardo Nunez RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
8/8/2020 Jake Marisnick CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
8/8/2020 Brad Brach RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
8/4/2020 Robinson Cano 2B Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/3/2020 Jed Lowrie 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/3/2020 Walker Lockett RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/31/2020 Rene Rivera C Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
6/28/2020 Noah Syndergaard SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 4-7 overall record this season. Corbin has taken the ball for 1,160 frames and is sitting with 1,151 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 3.79 (488 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.263. He has conceded 1,123 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 342 free passes. Corbin (71-61 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.67 and he has gone up against 4,880 batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.56 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the bullpen and they've struck out 43 hitters and walked 20 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 88 base hits and 40 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 37 batters and struck out 102. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
As a team Washington is hitting .234, good for 13th in the league. The Nationals hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Adam Eaton is hitting .214 with an on-base percentage of .267. He has 9 hits this season in 42 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .333 and an OPS+ of 66. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .308. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 37 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .486. The Nationals have 81 hits, including 17 doubles and 9 home runs. Washington has walked 25 times so far this season and they have struck out 82 times as a unit. They have left 62 men on base and have a team OPS of .662. They score 3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 33 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his MLB career, Matz has conceded 560 base knocks and he has 529 K's in 563 innings. He has given up a total of 256 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.302 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.06 and he has faced 2,400 batters thus far in his career. Matz (31-38 career mark) has earned a 4.09 earned run average while giving up 9.0 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.89 and they have given up 49 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 66 batters and walked 25 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 126 base knocks and 70 earned runs this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 48 hitters and struck out 143 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 6th in the league. The Mets hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jeff McNeil comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .400. He has 13 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 42 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .381 with an OPS+ of 131. Michael Conforto is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .406. He has collected 17 hits in 55 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 171 and a slugging percentage of .527. The Mets as a unit have 130 base hits, including 18 doubles and 16 homers. New York has walked 58 times this year and they have struck out on 139 occasions. They have had 126 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.13 runs per game and totaled 62 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets (+100)
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