Miami Marlins vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs New York Mets
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+190) New York (-256)
Edward Cabrera and the Miami Marlins (55-76, 5th in NL East) go to Citi Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the New York Mets (63-67, 3rd in NL East). The Mets open this matchup at -256 while the Marlins are coming in at +190. The over/under is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Edward Cabrera and Taijuan Walker.
The Marlins have accumulated 192 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 128 balls out of the park. Miami has a slugging percentage of .377 and have been called out on strikes 1,254 times, while drawing a walk on 376 occasions. As a unit, the Miami Marlins are putting up 4.0 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 27th in the league. They have accrued 495 RBI's as well as 1,028 hits this season, while their average at the plate comes in at .236. They have notched a total of 519 runs while holding a team OBP of .303.
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Marlins pitchers have surrendered 130 home runs and also 555 runs in total (14th in baseball). They have walked 427 opposing players and their FIP is 4.00 as a squad this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.60 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.26. The Marlins have compiled a team ERA of 3.91 over the course of the season (12th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,112 hitters.
The Marlins bullpen have a save percentage of 52.1% and stepped onto the hill in 110 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 146 runners this season and 37.7% of those runners crossed home plate. Marlins relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 96 times and also have had 138 appearances in high leverage situations. The Marlins have sent 478 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have a total of 62 holds this year (17th in the league). They have recorded 25 saves for the year and have blown 23 of 48 save chances.
The Marlins have converted 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,323 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 19th in pro baseball. The Miami Marlins have accumulated 3,441 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,172 assists and 89 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .981 which puts them in 29th in baseball, and they have turned 898 double plays.
Cabrera has taken the mound for 6 innings and has accounted for 2 K's in his pro baseball career. Cabrera (0-0 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 8.53 and he has gone up against 24 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.26 (3 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.105. He has surrendered 4 base knocks (5.7 hits per nine innings) and has 3 free passes.
The New York Mets have an OBP of .312 as well as a team batting average of .235 on the season. They have been rung up on 1,111 instances (21st in MLB) and have a total of 976 base knocks. New York has knocked in 137 home runs on the campaign to go along with 465 RBIs. The Mets hold a team slugging percentage of .381 and they score 3.75 runs per game (29th in MLB). They have tallied 176 two-baggers, while walking 398 times as well as putting up 488 runs.
The Mets are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.203 with a FIP of 3.96 as a squad this season. They rank 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 956. The New York pitching staff have conceded 516 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.76 (461 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.15 (1,167 strikeouts vs 371 walks). They have allowed 149 long balls and they concede 4.21 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB).
With 110 save situations, the Mets have amassed 55 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. New York has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 54 save chances and they have tallied 34 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 129 times in high leverage situations and on 103 occasions with runners on base. New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 32.5% out of their 157 inherited base runners. They are ranked 11th in baseball with a save percentage of 63.0%, and they have dispatched 421 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year.
The New York Mets have twisted 96 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (13th in baseball). The Mets have recorded 1,048 assists, 64 errors and have a total of 3,310 putouts for the season. Out of their 9,930 innings played, the Mets have a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (8th in baseball).
Walker (42-43 career record) has earned a 3.83 earned run average while conceding 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.80 and he has gone up against 2,996 opposing hitters in his career. He has given up a total of 303 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.229 and a FIP of 4.3. In his career, Walker has allowed 644 hits while he has accumulated 645 K's in 711 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-256)
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