New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 9/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Washington Nationals
Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-147) Washington (+115)
Jon Gray and the Washington Nationals (55-78, 5th in NL East) host the New York Mets (67-67, 3rd in NL East) at Nationals Park on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the Mets coming in at -147 and the Nationals are at +115. The O/U is set at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Taijuan Walker and Jon Gray.
The Mets have accrued 187 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 141 baseballs out of the stadium. New York is slugging .384 and have been rung up 1,142 times, while being walked on 405 occasions. As a team, the New York Mets are knocking in 3.8 runs per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. They have accumulated 482 runs batted in and 1,015 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate is at .237. They have notched a total of 507 runs while having a team OBP of .314.
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The Mets hold a team ERA of 3.72 on the campaign (7th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,205 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.14 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.20. Mets pitchers have relinquished 151 home runs and also 527 total runs (4th in the league). They have walked 384 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.93 as a team this year.
The Mets relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 62.1% and has come into the game in 119 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 162 base runners for the year with 32.1% of those players earned a run for their team. Mets relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 107 times as well as having 137 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mets have dispatched 436 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have accumulated 59 holds over the course of the season (22nd in baseball). They have accumulated 36 saves this year and have missed out on 22 of their 58 chances to get a save.
The New York Mets have accumulated 3,415 putouts on the year, as well as 1,083 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which ranks 17th in the majors, and have a total of 865 double plays. The Mets have transformed 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,245 innings on the field, which has them sitting 8th in the majors.
Walker has taken the ball for 716 innings and is sitting with 651 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.85 (306 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.230. He has given up 651 base knocks (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 230 walks. Walker (42-43 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.23 while he has gone up against 3,019 hitters in the major leagues.
The Nationals have a team slugging percentage of .416 and they score 4.40 runs per contest (18th in baseball). They have tallied 214 doubles, while getting a free base 434 times as well as recording 585 runs. Washington has tallied 151 home runs so far this season to go along with 554 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,083 instances (27th in MLB) and have notched a total of 1,125 base hits. The Washington Nationals have earned an on-base percentage of .332 as well as a batting average of .257 for the season.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.335 in addition to having a FIP of 4.72 as a pitching staff on the year. They are sitting at 16th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,097. The Washington pitching staff have surrendered 656 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.67 (591 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.59 (1,099 strikeouts against 424 walks). They have conceded 194 HR's and they relinquish 5.18 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball).
Washington has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 54 save chances and they have walked away with 29 saves. They are currently ranked 26th in baseball holding a save percentage of 53.7%, and they have dispatched 454 relievers onto the field on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 134 times in high leverage situations and also on 115 occasions with runners on base. Washington relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.8% out of their 169 inherited base runners. Sitting with 129 save situations, the Nationals have tallied 73 holds and 25 blown saves.
The Washington Nationals have turned 95 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (27th in professional baseball). The Nationals have recorded 1,126 assists, 82 errors and are sitting with 3,420 putouts so far this year. Out of their 10,257 innings on the field, the Nationals are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (14th in pro baseball).
During his career, Gray has allowed 804 base hits while accumulating 817 K's in 806 frames. Gray (52-47 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.52 earned run average while giving up 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 405 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.338 and a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.97 and he has faced 3,454 hitters in his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (+115) and under 8.5 runs
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