Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/12/2020
Game: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Nationals (-125) Mets (+105)
Jeff McNeil and the New York Mets (7-10, 5th in NL East) play the Washington Nationals (5-7, 4th in NL East) at Citi Field on Wednesday. The odds on this matchup have the Nationals coming in at -125 and the Mets are at +105. The total is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Anibal Sanchez and Walker Lockett.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/10/2020 Will Harris RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
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
8/11/2020 Brad Brach RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/11/2020 Eduardo Nunez RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/11/2020 Rene Rivera C Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/10/2020 Jake Marisnick CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 5-7 overall record this season. Sanchez has pitched in 1,905 innings and has totaled 1,694 K's so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.00 (847 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.307. He has given up 1,851 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 639 free passes. Sanchez (108-110 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.00 while going up against 8,121 hitters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the bullpen and they've struck out 47 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 103 base hits and 48 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 42 batters and struck out 112. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.43.
As a team Washington is hitting .252, good for 6th in the league. The Nationals hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Adam Eaton is hitting .222 with an on-base percentage of .271. He has 10 hits this season in 45 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .356 and an OPS+ of 71. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .357 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .413. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 42 at bats. His OPS+ is 209 while his slugging percentage is at .738. The Nationals have 103 hits, including 23 doubles and 14 home runs. Washington has walked 30 times so far this season and they have struck out 93 times as a unit. They have left 73 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 3.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 51 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his career, Lockett has conceded 55 hits while tallying 28 strikeouts in 37 innings pitched. He has conceded 37 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.909 and having a FIP of 6.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.75 and he has gone up against 179 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Lockett (1-4 mark in his career) is the owner of a 8.95 ERA while giving up 13.3 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.35 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 74 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.28. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 152 base knocks and 88 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 55 hitters and struck out 162 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 4th in the league. The Mets hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jeff McNeil comes into this matchup batting .327 with an OBP of .397. He has 16 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 49 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .408 with an OPS+ of 134. Michael Conforto is hitting .311 this season and he has an OBP of .408. He has collected 19 hits in 61 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 164 and a slugging percentage of .508. The Mets as a unit have 146 base hits, including 22 doubles and 17 homers. New York has walked 65 times this year and they have struck out on 152 occasions. They have had 141 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.12 runs per game and totaled 70 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets (+105)
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