Arizona Diamondbacks vs New York Mets Prediction, 5/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs New York Mets
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Citi Field is the venue where Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets (13-13, 2nd in NL East) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (15-16, 4th in NL West) on Sunday.
The Diamondbacks have compiled 48 doubles as a unit and have knocked 40 baseballs out of the park. Arizona has a slugging % of .410 and have struck out 277 times, while taking a walk on 119 occasions. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are knocking in 5.0 runs per game, which has them at 3rd in the league. They have 142 RBI's as well as 252 hits so far this year, and their batting average is .236. They have earned 154 runs and have an on-base percentage of .319.
The Diamondbacks hold a team earned run average of 4.91 over the course of the season (27th in MLB), and they have rung up 256 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.69 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. Diamondbacks pitchers have yielded 43 long balls in addition to 164 total runs (27th in MLB). They have walked 95 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.46 as a unit on the campaign.
The Diamondbacks relievers have a save percentage of 36.4% and has entered the game in 27 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 32 base runners this season with 31.3% of those runners crossed the plate. Diamondbacks pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 27 times and also have had 29 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 106 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have accumulated 16 holds over the course of the season (16th in MLB). They have recorded 4 saves on the season and have blown 7 of their 11 chances to save the game.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have accounted for 814 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 275 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which is 19th in pro baseball, and they have turned 186 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 68.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,442 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 26th in pro baseball.
Smith has taken the ball for 40 innings and has racked up 29 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.35 (15 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.339. He has surrendered 41 base knocks (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has 13 walks. Smith (3-1 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.64 while he has faced 166 batters during his time in the majors.
The Mets hold a team SLG% of .357 and they are scoring 3.38 runs per contest (29th in baseball). They have 34 two-baggers, while taking a walk 94 times and putting up 88 runs. New York has a total of 20 long balls on the campaign as well as 83 RBIs. They have struck out on 214 occasions (30th in MLB) and have 197 base hits. The New York Mets have earned an on-base percentage of .328 as well as a batting average of .238 this season.
The New York pitching staff have allowed 96 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.10 (74 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 17 home runs and they relinquish 4.02 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Mets are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.088 with a FIP of 2.76 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.95 (253 strikeouts against 64 free passes). They come in at 1st in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 170.
With 13 save situations, the Mets have earned 5 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. New York has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 8 save opportunities and they have walked away with 5 saves. Their relievers have come in 19 times in high leverage situations and on 15 occasions with runners on. New York relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.0% out of 27 inherited runners. They rank 18th in baseball holding a save rate of 62.5%, and they have dispatched 74 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The New York Mets have turned 21 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .979 (24th in professional baseball). The Mets have recorded 213 assists, 18 errors and have accumulated 646 putouts so far this year. Out of their 1,938 innings on the diamond, the Mets have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.8% (22nd in the majors).
During his pro baseball career, deGrom has allowed 957 base knocks while he has tallied 1,418 punch outs in 1,204 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 341 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.033 and a FIP of 2.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.92 and he has gone up against 4,777 hitters during his pro baseball career. deGrom (72-53 career win-loss mark) has earned a 2.55 earned run average while giving up 7.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona
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