New York Mets vs New York Yankees Prediction, 7/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs New York Yankees
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Mets (+130) Yankees (-167)
Yankee Stadium is the venue where Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees (41-39, 4th in AL East) will play the New York Mets (41-36, 1st in NL East) on Saturday. The Yankees open this contest at -167 while the Mets are priced at +130. The over/under opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Marcus Stroman and Gerrit Cole.
As a unit, the New York Mets are knocking in 3.6 runs per game, which ranks them 29th in baseball. They have accumulated 275 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .306. The Mets have hit 101 doubles as a unit and have hit 76 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 263 runs batted in in addition to 549 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate is .227. New York has a slugging % of .367 and have been called out on strikes 660 times, while drawing a walk on 235 occasions.
Mets pitchers have surrendered 71 home runs and 278 runs in total (1st in the league). They have walked 223 opposing players and their FIP is 3.50 as a team over the course of the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.24 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.16. The Mets hold a team ERA of 3.33 on the season (4th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 722 hitters.
The Mets have dispatched 236 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 91 runners for the year and 36.3% of those players earned a run for their team. They have 22 saves this season and have blown 11 of 33 save chances. The Mets bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 68 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 34 holds this season (20th in the league). Mets relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 60 times as well as having 81 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mets have transformed 70.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,865 innings, ranking them 12th in pro baseball. The New York Mets have a total of 1,955 putouts on the year, in addition to 625 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them sitting 17th in MLB, and have a total of 489 double plays.
Stroman has thrown 937 innings and has 773 punch outs thus far in his career. His ERA is 3.64 (379 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.274. He has allowed 927 base knocks (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 268 walks. Stroman (57-53 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 3.64 while he has faced 3,908 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
The Yankees hold a team slugging percentage of .397 and they average 4.11 runs per contest (22nd in MLB). They have 97 doubles, while walking 326 times as well as scoring 329 runs. New York has recorded 106 home runs for the year as well as 305 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 737 instances (11th in baseball) and have recorded 623 hits. The New York Yankees have accumulated an OBP of .323 as well as a team batting average of .236 so far this season.
The Yankees are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.177 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.86 as a staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.30 (746 strikeouts against 226 free passes). They sit at 11th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 610. They have relinquished 94 homers and they surrender 4.21 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The New York pitching staff have allowed 332 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.78 (298 earned runs yielded).
New York relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 22.0% out of 82 inherited base runners. Their bullpen 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 earned 33 holds and also 8 blown saves. They are ranked 5th in the league with a save percentage of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 236 relief pitchers onto the field on the year. New York has had relievers take the mound in 28 save opportunities and they have converted 20 saves.
In 6,396 innings played, the Yankees hold a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (9th in MLB). The New York Yankees have turned 62 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (14th in MLB). The Yankees have accrued 695 assists, 47 errors and have accumulated 2,132 putouts for the season.
In his pro baseball career, Cole has surrendered 1,162 base knocks while he has tallied 1,559 strikeouts in 1,369 frames. He has given up 480 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.103 and a FIP of 3.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.47 and he has faced 5,520 opposing batters in his career. Cole (109-59 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.15 ERA while allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take the Mets (+130)
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