New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 6/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Washington Nationals
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-105) Washington (-116)
Nationals Park is the site where Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals (30-35, 4th in NL East) will take on the New York Mets (35-26, 1st in NL East) on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Mets coming in at -105 and the Nationals are at -116. The total has been set at 6.5. The pitchers taking the mound are David Peterson and Jon Lester.
New York has a slugging rate of .376 and have been called out on strikes 527 times, while drawing a walk on 200 occasions. They have earned 223 runs batted in and 452 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is at .232. The Mets have compiled 83 doubles as a squad and have knocked 62 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 233 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .313. As a unit, the New York Mets are notching 3.8 runs per contest, which ranks them 28th in MLB.
The Mets are sitting with a team ERA of 3.10 on the campaign (1st in MLB), and their staff has struck out 593 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.55 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.11. Mets pitchers have given up 49 long balls and 211 total runs (1st in the league). They have walked 167 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.19 as a team this year.
The Mets relief pitchers have a save rate of 63.3% and has entered the game in 61 save situations. The relievers have inherited 72 runners for the season with 36.1% of those players crossed home plate. Mets bullpen pitchers have come into the game with players on base 46 times in addition to having 66 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mets have sent 191 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have racked up 31 holds this year (17th in the league). They have recorded 19 saves for the year and have blown 11 of 30 save chances.
The Mets have transformed 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 4,707 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 11th in MLB. The New York Mets have a tally of 1,569 putouts thus far, in addition to 501 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them sitting 9th in the majors, and have earned 396 double plays.
Peterson has thrown 102 innings and has accounted for 96 strikeouts thus far in his career. Peterson (8-7 career record) holds a FIP of 4.63 while he has gone up against 432 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.56 (52 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.305. He has given up 87 hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 47 walks.
The Nationals have a SLG% of .386 and they have an average of 3.80 runs per contest (29th in baseball). They have 92 doubles, while taking a walk 192 times and earning 247 runs. Washington has knocked in 65 home runs so far this year and 238 RBIs. They have struck out on 549 occasions (26th in the league) and are sitting with 521 base hits. The Washington Nationals hold a team on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a batting average of .245 for the season.
The Nationals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.223 with a FIP of 4.27 as a squad on the campaign. They are currently ranked 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 471. The Washington pitching staff have relinquished 263 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.79 (236 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.61 (559 strikeouts vs 214 free passes). They have conceded 79 homers and they allow 4.23 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league).
Sitting with 54 save situations, the Nationals have accumulated 31 holds and 8 blown saves. Washington has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 22 save opportunities and they have recorded 14 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 58 times in high leverage situations and on 51 occasions with runners on. Washington relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.3% out of their 77 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 12th in baseball with a save percentage of 63.6%, and they have dispatched 220 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the season.
In 5,043 innings played, the Nationals hold a defensive efficiency of 71.8% (3rd in the majors). The Washington Nationals have turned 48 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (7th in MLB). The Nationals have racked up 546 assists, 34 errors and have 1,681 putouts for the season.
Lester (193-113 career record) holds a 3.61 ERA while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.84 and he has faced 11,050 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 1,060 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.269 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. So far in his career, Lester has allowed 2,499 hits and he has 2,426 punch outs in 2,642 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-105)
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