Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/11/2020
Game: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Nationals (-149) Mets (+138)
Citi Field is the venue where Michael Conforto and the New York Mets (7-9, 3rd in NL East) will take on the Washington Nationals (4-7, 5th in NL East) on Tuesday. The Nationals open this matchup at -149 while the Mets are priced at +138. The over/under opens at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/10/2020 Will Harris RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
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
8/10/2020 Jake Marisnick CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/10/2020 Marcus Stroman SP Personal Out for the season
8/9/2020 Michael Wacha SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/9/2020 Jacob deGrom SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/8/2020 Brad Brach RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
8/8/2020 Eduardo Nunez RF Knee 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 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
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. Scherzer has taken the hill for 2,303 innings and has racked up 2,714 punchouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.20 (818 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.094. He has surrendered 1,893 hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has 626 walks. Scherzer (170-90 career record) holds a FIP of 3.21 and he has faced 9,336 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the bullpen and they've struck out 45 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 95 base hits and 45 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 40 batters and struck out 106. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Washington is hitting .236, good for 13th in the league. The Nationals hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 11 hits this season in 38 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 130. Adam Eaton is hitting .222 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .271. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 45 at bats. His OPS+ is 73 while his slugging percentage is at .356. The Nationals have 86 hits, including 19 doubles and 10 home runs. Washington has walked 27 times so far this season and they have struck out 86 times as a unit. They have left 67 men on base and have a team OPS of .674. They score 2.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 35 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Porcello (150-119 mark in his career) holds a 4.38 ERA while conceding 9.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.16 and he has faced 8,712 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. In his pro baseball career, Porcello has surrendered 2,213 base hits while totaling 1,517 punchouts in 2,050 frames. He has given up a total of 998 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.314 and having a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 72 batters and walked 27 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 135 base knocks and 72 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 52 hitters and struck out 155 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 4th in the league. The Mets hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Michael Conforto comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .412. He has 18 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 58 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .517 with an OPS+ of 169. Jeff McNeil is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 13 hits in 45 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .356. The Mets as a unit have 138 base hits, including 20 doubles and 16 homers. New York has walked 63 times this year and they have struck out on 146 occasions. They have had 135 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.12 runs per game and totaled 66 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets (+138)
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