Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Prediction, 4/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+235) New York (-255)
Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets (7-6, 1st in NL East) host the Washington Nationals (7-9, 5th in NL East) at Citi Field on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Nationals coming in at +235 and the Mets are at -255. The over/under is set at 7. The men taking the mound are Erick Fedde and Jacob deGrom.
Washington is slugging .384 and have been called out on strikes 128 times, while being walked on 43 occasions. They have compiled 53 RBI's as well as 131 hits this year, and their team batting average is at .253. The Nationals have compiled 24 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 14 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 55 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .317. As a team, the Washington Nationals are notching 3.4 runs per game, which ranks them 29th in MLB.
Nationals pitchers have relinquished 25 home runs and also 75 total runs (11th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 59 hitters and their FIP is 4.89 as a team for the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.41 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27. The Nationals hold a team earned run average of 4.50 so far this season (19th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 142 hitters.
Nationals pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 8 times as well as having 13 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 7 holds this year (21st in baseball). The Nationals relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 75.0% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. They have earned 3 saves on the year and have not converted 1 out of their 4 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 15 runners this year and 40.0% of them crossed the plate. The Nationals have sent 57 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Nationals have transformed 72.9% of balls in play into outs out of 1,224 innings on the field, which ranks them 3rd in baseball. The Washington Nationals have earned a total of 408 putouts this year, in addition to 115 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which puts them in 9th in MLB, and they have twisted 116 double plays.
Fedde has thrown 205 frames and has accumulated 145 punch outs in his career. His ERA is 5.13 (117 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.519. He has given up 221 hits (9.7 hits per nine innings) and has 91 walks. Fedde (9-12 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 5.40 and he has faced 902 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Mets hold a team slugging percentage of .358 and they tally 3.23 runs per contest (30th in baseball). They have tallied 15 doubles, while getting a free base 45 times and putting up 42 runs. New York has hit 9 home runs this year as well as 39 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 102 occasions (30th in MLB) and have accounted for 99 hits. The New York Mets hold a team on-base percentage of .331 as well as a team batting average of .244 this season.
The Mets have a team WHIP of 1.181 and are the owners of a FIP of 2.98 as a unit on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.53 (127 strikeouts vs 36 free passes). They rank 1st in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 88. They have conceded 9 homers and they relinquish 4.80 runs per 9 innings (19th in baseball). The New York pitching staff have allowed 56 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 3.60 (42 earned runs relinquished).
New York has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 4 save opportunities and they have come away with 2 saves. They rank 20th in MLB with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 35 relievers to the hill so far this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 10 times in high leverage situations and also on 10 occasions with base runners. New York bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 40.0% of 20 inherited runners. With 8 save situations, the Mets have earned 4 holds in addition to 2 blown saves.
Out of their 945 innings on the diamond, the Mets hold a defensive efficiency of 66.8% (28th in the majors). The New York Mets have twisted 10 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .974 (28th in MLB). The Mets have recorded 102 assists, 11 errors and have amassed 315 putouts for the year.
So far in his pro baseball career, deGrom has conceded 952 hits while he has accumulated 1,394 strikeouts in 1,189 innings pitched. deGrom (71-52 mark in his career) holds a 2.57 ERA while conceding 7.2 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 340 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.041 and being the owner of a FIP of 2.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.86 and he has faced 4,726 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York (-255) and under 7 runs
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