New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 6/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Washington Nationals
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-132) Washington (+105)
Joey Lucchesi and the New York Mets (35-25, 1st in NL East) head to Nationals Park on Friday where they'll meet the Washington Nationals (30-35, 4th in NL East). The Mets open this game at -132 while the Nationals are priced at +105. The total is set at 8.5. The men taking the mound are Joey Lucchesi and Joe Ross.
The Mets have hit 81 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 62 balls out of the park. New York has a slugging rate of .379 and have struck out 516 times, while taking a walk on 198 occasions. As a squad, the New York Mets are knocking in 3.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 26th in the league. They have 223 runs batted in in addition to 450 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average comes in at .234. They have earned a total of 233 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .315.
The Mets have a team earned run average of 3.12 on the season (1st in baseball), and the staff has struck out 584 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 166 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.19 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.52 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.12. Mets pitchers have conceded 48 long balls and also 209 total runs (1st in baseball).
The Mets have dispatched 189 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relievers have inherited 72 runners on the year and 36.1% of them earned a run for their team. They have recorded 19 saves this season and have blown 11 of 30 save opportunities. The Mets bullpen have earned a save percentage of 63.3% and has entered the game in 61 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 31 holds so far this year (17th in the league). Mets bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 46 times and also have had 66 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Mets have a tally of 1,542 putouts thus far, as well as 490 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .984 which is 8th in baseball, and have a total of 388 double plays. The Mets have converted 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,626 innings on the field, which has them sitting 11th in baseball.
Lucchesi (19-24 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.15 while he has faced 1,402 batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 312 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 110 free passes. His earned run average is 4.31 (159 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.270. Lucchesi has thrown 332 frames and has racked up 344 strikeouts in his career.
Washington has a total of 65 long balls on the season to go along with 238 RBIs. They have recorded 92 doubles, while walking 192 times and notching 247 runs. The Washington Nationals are sitting with an on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a batting average of .245 for the season. The Nationals hold a slugging % of .386 and they have an average of 3.80 runs per contest (29th in the league). They have struck out on 549 occasions (26th in the league) and have 521 base hits.
The Washington pitching staff have relinquished 263 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.79 (236 earned runs given up). They have surrendered 79 homers and they surrender 4.23 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB). The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.223 and have a FIP of 4.27 as a unit so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.61 (559 strikeouts against 214 free passes). They are currently ranked 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 471.
Sitting with 54 save situations, the Nationals have accrued 31 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. Washington has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 22 save opportunities and they have come away with 14 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 58 times in high leverage situations and on 51 occasions with base runners. Washington relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.3% out of 77 inherited runners. They rank 13th in MLB holding a save percentage of 63.6%, and they have sent 220 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Washington Nationals have twisted 48 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (7th in baseball). The Nationals have racked up 546 assists, 34 errors and have amassed 1,681 putouts during this campaign. In their 5,043 innings played, the Nationals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.8% (3rd in baseball).
Ross (24-25 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.28 ERA while surrendering 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.70 and he has gone up against 1,713 hitters during his MLB career. He has surrendered 189 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.348 and having a FIP of 4.3. During his career, Ross has given up 405 hits while he has tallied 354 punch outs in 397 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (+105) and under 8.5 runs
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