New York Mets vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 9/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Miami Marlins
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+100) Miami (-125)
Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins (57-80, 4th in NL East) play the New York Mets (69-69, 3rd in NL East) at Marlins Park on Wednesday. The Marlins open this contest at -125 while the Mets are priced at +100. The total has been set at 7. The starting pitchers are Rich Hill and Sandy Alcantara.
The Mets have accumulated 193 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 150 balls out of the park. New York is slugging .390 and have been called out on strikes 1,172 times, while drawing a walk on 417 occasions. As a squad, the New York Mets are recording 3.9 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 28th in baseball. They have amassed 511 runs batted in and 1,060 hits this season, and their average at the plate is .240. They have earned 537 runs and have an OBP of .316.
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The Mets have compiled a team ERA of 3.79 this season (8th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,233 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.08 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.21. Mets pitchers have conceded 156 home runs and also 550 total runs (6th in MLB). They have walked 400 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.96 as a team on the season.
The Mets have sent 450 relievers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 166 runners for the year and 32.5% of those players ended up scoring. They have compiled 37 saves on the season and have blown 24 out of their 61 save chances. The Mets relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 60.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 127 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 64 holds over the course of the season (18th in MLB). Mets pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 111 times in addition to having 148 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mets have converted 70.0% of balls in play into outs in their 10,536 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 10th in professional baseball. The New York Mets have notched a total of 3,512 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,120 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which is 18th in MLB, and they have twisted 893 double plays.
Hill (73-50 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.01 and he has faced 4,640 batters in the majors. He has conceded 915 base knocks (7.4 hits per nine innings) with 435 free passes. His ERA is 3.81 (469 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.217. Hill has taken the mound for 1,109 innings and has accounted for 1,154 K's during his pro baseball career.
The Miami Marlins have tallied an OBP of .302 and a batting average of .235 this season. They have been rung up on 1,316 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,064 hits. Miami has recorded 132 HRs for the season and 519 RBIs. The Marlins have a team slugging percentage of .374 and they have an average of 3.97 runs per contest (27th in baseball). They have put up 200 two-baggers, while getting a free base 396 times and scoring 544 runs.
The Marlins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.260 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.02 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.63 (1,153 strikeouts against 439 free passes). They sit at 12th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,070. They have allowed 138 homers and they surrender 4.34 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league). The Miami pitching staff have allowed 577 runs for the year while having an ERA of 3.90 (519 earned runs yielded).
Miami bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.8% out of their 155 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 147 times in high leverage situations and also on 103 occasions with base runners. With 114 save situations, the Marlins have 64 holds and also 24 blown saves. They are ranked 28th in MLB with a save percentage of 52.0%, and they have sent 501 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the year. Miami has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 50 save opportunities and they have converted 26 saves.
In their 10,779 innings on the field, the Marlins hold a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (17th in MLB). The Miami Marlins have turned 126 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in pro baseball). The Marlins have accrued 1,225 assists, 96 errors and have 3,593 putouts this season.
Alcantara (19-32 record in his career) holds a 3.57 earned run average and has given up 7.8 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.29 and he has faced 1,898 opposing batters in his career. He has given up a total of 180 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.249 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. In his pro baseball career, Alcantara has surrendered 394 base hits and he has 394 punch outs in 453 innings pitched.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami (-125)
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