New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 9/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Washington Nationals
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-141) Washington (+110)
Erick Fedde and the Washington Nationals (55-77, 4th in NL East) play the New York Mets (66-67, 3rd in NL East) at Nationals Park on Saturday. The Nationals open this contest at +110 while the Mets are coming in at -141. The O/U opens at 6.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Marcus Stroman and Erick Fedde.
The Mets have compiled 180 doubles as a unit and have knocked 140 balls out of the park. New York has a slugging % of .383 and have been called out on strikes 1,122 times, while taking a walk on 401 occasions. As a squad, the New York Mets are notching 3.8 runs per outing, which has them at 29th in the league. They have amassed 473 RBI's in addition to 995 hits for the year, while their team batting average is sitting at .236. They have earned 497 runs scored and have an OBP of .313.
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The Mets have an ERA of 3.75 this year (9th in baseball), and they have struck out 1,187 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 377 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.93 as a unit for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.15 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.20. Mets pitchers have allowed 149 home runs and also 522 total runs (4th in the league).
The Mets bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 63.6% and has entered the game in 113 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 160 runners so far this season with 31.9% of them crossed the plate. Mets relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 105 times and also have had 130 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mets have sent 428 relievers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen have earned 56 holds for the season (24th in the league). They have compiled 35 saves on the season and have not converted 20 out of their 55 chances to save the game.
The Mets have turned 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,074 innings, which ranks them 8th in pro baseball. The New York Mets have accumulated 3,358 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,061 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which has them ranked 14th in baseball, and have accumulated 851 double plays.
Stroman has thrown 1,001 innings and is sitting with 829 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.62 (403 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.267. He has given up 988 base knocks (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 280 free passes. Stroman (60-59 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.61 while he has gone up against 4,163 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Washington Nationals have compiled a team on-base percentage of .333 as well as a team batting average of .257 on the year. They have been rung up on 1,065 instances (27th in the league) and have recorded 1,108 hits. Washington has hit 148 home runs on the campaign to go along with 546 runs batted in. The Nationals hold a team slugging percentage of .416 and they earn 4.40 runs per contest (18th in baseball). They have put up 210 doubles, while getting a free base 427 times as well as putting up 577 runs.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.332 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.75 as a squad for the season. They come in at 15th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,076. The Washington pitching staff have given up 643 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.67 (581 earned runs yielded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.59 (1,078 strikeouts vs 416 walks). They have allowed 194 dingers and they relinquish 5.17 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league).
Sitting with 125 save situations, the Nationals have 70 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. Washington has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 53 save opportunities and they have earned 29 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 131 times in high leverage situations and also on 111 occasions with runners on. Washington relievers have an inherited score percentage of 39.9% out of their 163 inherited base runners. They rank 25th in MLB holding a save percentage of 54.7%, and they have dispatched 444 relief pitchers onto the field this season.
The Washington Nationals have twisted 95 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (27th in the majors). The Nationals have accrued 1,110 assists, 80 errors and are sitting with 3,363 putouts this year. In their 10,086 innings played, the Nationals hold a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (13th in pro baseball).
Fedde (14-20 career record) has a 5.10 ERA and has given up 9.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.82 and he has faced 1,324 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 171 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.480 and having a FIP of 5.1. So far in his MLB career, Fedde has conceded 319 base hits while tallying 233 strikeouts in 302 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (+110) and under 6.5 runs
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