New York Mets vs New York Yankees Prediction, 7/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs New York Yankees
Date: Friday, July 2, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Mets (+140) Yankees (-185)
Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees (41-39, 4th in AL East) play the New York Mets (41-35, 1st in NL East) at Yankee Stadium on Friday. The Yankees open this contest at -185 while the Mets are coming in at +140. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Taijuan Walker and Gerrit Cole.
As a squad, the New York Mets are earning 3.6 runs per game, which is 29th in MLB. They have racked up 272 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .306. The Mets have tallied 101 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 74 balls out of the park. They have amassed 260 RBI's and 543 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate is at .227. New York is slugging .368 and have struck out 656 times, while drawing a walk on 232 occasions.
The Mets have compiled a team ERA of 3.32 on the campaign (4th in the league), and the staff has struck out 705 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 220 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.52 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.20 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.16. Mets pitchers have conceded 70 long balls and also 274 runs in total (1st in the league).
Mets bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 60 times and also have had 80 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 34 holds over the course of the season (20th in baseball). The Mets relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 68 save situations. They have 22 saves so far this season and have not converted 11 of 33 save chances. The relievers have inherited 91 base runners so far this year and 36.3% of those players crossed home plate. The Mets have sent 234 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
The New York Mets have earned a total of 1,929 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 618 assists and 43 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which ranks 16th in the majors, and they have turned 481 double plays. The Mets have converted 70.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,787 innings on the field, which has them ranked 11th in baseball.
Walker (41-37 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.08 and he has faced 2,782 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has given up 598 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 209 walks. His earned run average is 3.66 (269 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.221. Walker has taken the hill for 661 innings and has earned 610 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Yankees have a SLG% of .397 and they score 4.11 runs per outing (22nd in baseball). They have recorded 97 two-baggers, while walking 326 times and putting up 329 runs. New York has knocked in 106 home runs this year as well as 305 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 737 occasions (11th in MLB) and have recorded 623 base knocks. The New York Yankees have accumulated an on-base percentage of .323 and a team batting average of .236 so far this year.
The Yankees are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.177 with a FIP of 3.86 as a team so far this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.30 (746 strikeouts against 226 bases on balls). They are sitting at 12th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 610. They have allowed 94 long balls and they relinquish 4.21 runs per 9 innings (11th in baseball). The New York pitching staff have given up 332 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.78 (298 earned runs given up).
New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 22.0% of 82 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 96 times in high leverage situations and also on 67 occasions with runners on base. With 62 save situations, the Yankees have recorded 33 holds and also 8 blown saves. They are currently ranked 5th in the league holding a save rate of 71.4%, and they have sent 236 relievers onto the field this season. New York has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 28 save opportunities and they have come away with 20 saves.
In 6,396 innings played, the Yankees are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.4% (10th in pro baseball). The New York Yankees have twisted 62 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in baseball). The Yankees have racked up 695 assists, 47 errors and have earned 2,132 putouts so far this year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Cole has surrendered 1,162 hits and he has 1,559 strikeouts in 1,369 innings pitched. He has allowed 480 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.103 and a FIP of 3.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.47 and he has faced 5,520 hitters in his pro baseball career. Cole (109-59 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.15 earned run average while allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take the New York Mets (+140)
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