Arizona Diamondbacks vs New York Mets Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs New York Mets
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Citi Field is the site where Joey Lucchesi and the New York Mets (13-13, 2nd in NL East) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (15-16, 4th in NL West) on Saturday.
Arizona is slugging .410 and have struck out 277 times, while being walked on 119 occasions. They have compiled 142 RBI's and 252 base knocks so far this season, while their batting average sits at .236. The Diamondbacks have hit 48 doubles as a unit and have hit 40 balls out of the park. They have tallied 154 runs scored while having a team OBP of .319. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are compiling 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 3rd in MLB.
The Diamondbacks have an earned run average of 4.91 on the season (27th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 256 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.69 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.36. Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 43 long balls and also 164 runs (27th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 95 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.46 as a unit this season.
Diamondbacks pitchers have entered the game with runners on 27 times and also have had 29 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 16 holds on the season (16th in MLB). The Diamondbacks bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 36.4% and has come into the game in 27 save situations. They have compiled 4 saves this season and have blown 7 out of their 11 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 32 base runners on the season with 31.3% of them ended up scoring. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 106 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have earned a total of 814 putouts thus far, as well as 275 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which ranks 19th in the majors, and have accumulated 186 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 68.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,442 innings on the field, which ranks them 26th in baseball.
Kelly has taken the hill for 247 frames and has tallied 211 strikeouts during his MLB career. Kelly (18-18 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.45 while he has gone up against 1,047 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.37 (120 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.294. He has given up 249 base knocks (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 71 free passes.
The Mets hold a team slugging % of .357 and they earn 3.38 runs per game (29th in baseball). They have hit 34 two-baggers, while taking a walk 94 times as well as racking up 88 runs. New York has accumulated 20 long balls on the year as well as 83 RBIs. They have struck out on 214 occasions (30th in MLB) and have tallied 197 hits. The New York Mets have compiled a team OBP of .328 and a batting average of .238 this season.
The Mets hold a team WHIP of 1.088 in addition to having a FIP of 2.76 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.95 (253 strikeouts vs 64 bases on balls). They come in at 1st in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 170. They have given up 17 home runs and they relinquish 4.02 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The New York pitching staff have allowed 96 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.10 (74 earned runs yielded).
New York relievers hold an inherited score rate of 37.0% out of their 27 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 19 times in high leverage situations and on 15 occasions with runners on base. With 13 save situations, the Mets have recorded 5 holds and 3 blown saves. They are currently ranked 18th in the league with a save rate of 62.5%, and they have sent 74 relief pitchers onto the diamond this year. New York has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 8 save chances and they have come away with 5 saves.
In 1,938 innings on the field, the Mets are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (22nd in professional baseball). The New York Mets have turned 21 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .979 (24th in the majors). The Mets have recorded 213 assists, 18 errors and have notched a total of 646 putouts for the season.
Lucchesi (18-22 career mark) is the owner of a 4.41 ERA and has surrendered 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.08 and he has gone up against 1,315 hitters in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 152 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.290 and having a FIP of 4.2. During his pro baseball career, Lucchesi has allowed 296 base hits while he has earned 320 K's in 310 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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