Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/13/2020
Game: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Nationals (-110) Mets (+100)
Jeff McNeil and the New York Mets (7-11, 5th in NL East) play the Washington Nationals (6-7, 3rd in NL East) at Citi Field on Thursday. The Nationals open this matchup at -110 while the Mets are coming in at +100. The O/U is set at 9. The starting pitchers are Austin Voth and David Peterson.
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
8/12/2020 Eduardo Nunez RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/12/2020 Rene Rivera C Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/10/2020 Jake Marisnick CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/9/2020 Michael Wacha SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 6-7 overall record this season. Voth (3-3 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.34 and he has gone up against 266 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.68 (27 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.076. He has surrendered 51 base hits (7.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 20 free passes. Voth has taken the ball for 66 innings and has totaled 62 punchouts so far in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 40 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the bullpen and they've struck out 51 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 110 base hits and 49 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 45 batters and struck out 123. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team Washington is hitting .254, good for 5th in the league. The Nationals hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Adam Eaton is hitting .204 with an on-base percentage of .250. He has 10 hits this season in 49 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .327 and an OPS+ of 56. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .326 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 46 at bats. His OPS+ is 180 while his slugging percentage is at .674. The Nationals have 112 hits, including 23 doubles and 15 home runs. Washington has walked 30 times so far this season and they have struck out 101 times as a unit. They have left 77 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 3.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 53 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 7-11 overall mark this year. Peterson (2-1 win-loss record) has earned a 3.89 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.33 and he has gone up against 68 opposing hitters. Peterson has given up 16 base knocks and he has 14 K's in 16 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 7 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.358 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.11 and they have given up 61 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 77 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 161 base knocks and 90 earned runs this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 55 hitters and struck out 170 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 6th in the league. The Mets hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Jeff McNeil comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .387. He has 17 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 53 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .396 with an OPS+ of 126. Michael Conforto is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 20 hits in 65 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .492. The Mets as a unit have 153 base hits, including 23 doubles and 17 homers. New York has walked 68 times this year and they have struck out on 163 occasions. They have had 148 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 3.94 runs per game and totaled 71 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals (-110)
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