New York Mets vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 5/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Monday, May 31, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-182) Arizona (+167)
Sean Reid-Foley and the New York Mets (25-20, 1st in NL East) are headed to Chase Field on Monday where they'll meet the Arizona Diamondbacks (18-35, 5th in NL West). The Diamondbacks open this contest at +167 while the Mets are priced at -182. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Sean Reid-Foley and Merrill Kelly.
The Mets have recorded 55 doubles as a team and have smacked 39 baseballs out of the park. New York has a slugging percentage of .354 and have been called out on strikes 383 times, while being walked on 150 occasions. As a unit, the New York Mets are compiling 3.6 runs per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. They have recorded 153 RBI's in addition to 325 base knocks this year, while their batting average is .228. They have 161 runs scored while having a team OBP of .311.
The Mets have an ERA of 3.09 for the year (2nd in baseball), and they have rung up 430 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 128 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.07 as a team so far this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.36 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.13. Mets pitchers have conceded 31 home runs and also 159 runs in total (1st in the league).
The Mets relievers have earned a save rate of 65.0% and has entered the game in 40 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 55 runners for the year with 38.2% of those runners crossed the plate. Mets relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 34 times and also have had 52 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mets have dispatched 143 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have earned 20 holds this season (24th in baseball). They have 13 saves this year and have missed out on 7 of their 20 chances to save the game.
The Mets have turned 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 3,435 innings, which has them ranked 13th in baseball. The New York Mets have a total of 1,145 putouts so far this season, as well as 364 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them ranked 14th in professional baseball, and have earned 295 double plays.
Reid-Foley has taken the mound for 83 frames and has earned 94 K's during his pro baseball career. Reid-Foley (6-8 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.51 and he has faced 374 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.00 (37 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.500. He has given up 76 base knocks (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 49 free passes.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have an on-base percentage of .310 in addition to a batting average of .232 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 487 occasions (9th in the league) and have earned 418 base hits. Arizona is sitting with 52 long balls for the season as well as 213 RBIs. The Diamondbacks hold a team SLG% of .386 and they score 4.30 runs per game (15th in MLB). They have 95 two-baggers, while getting a free base 185 times and putting up 228 runs.
The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.401 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.54 as a squad on the season. They are sitting at 29th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 475. The Arizona pitching staff have surrendered 284 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 5.00 (256 earned runs yielded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.50 (427 strikeouts against 171 free passes). They have conceded 71 homers and they relinquish 5.54 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball).
Arizona has called on relievers to take the mound in 16 save chances and they have earned 5 saves. They are currently ranked 30th in baseball holding a save rate of 31.3%, and they have dispatched 181 relief pitchers onto the field on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 45 times in high leverage situations in addition to 43 occasions with runners on. Arizona bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 26.8% out of their 56 inherited runners. With 38 save situations, the Diamondbacks have 22 holds and also 11 blown saves.
In 4,155 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.1% (27th in MLB). The Arizona Diamondbacks have twisted 29 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (26th in the majors). The Diamondbacks have accrued 467 assists, 36 errors and have a total of 1,385 putouts for the year.
So far in his career, Kelly has conceded 265 base hits and he has 233 strikeouts in 266 frames. He has given up a total of 128 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.288 and having a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.99 and he has faced 1,124 opposing batters in his career. Kelly (18-21 record in his career) has a 4.33 earned run average and has given up 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Arizona (+167) and under 8.5 runs
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