Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Prediction, 4/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+170) New York (-200)
Citi Field is the venue where Marcus Stroman and the New York Mets (7-7, 1st in NL East) will play the Washington Nationals (7-9, 5th in NL East) on Saturday. The Nationals open this game at +170 while the Mets are coming in at -200. The O/U opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Joe Ross and Marcus Stroman.
As a squad, the Washington Nationals are earning 3.4 runs per game, which has them at 28th in the league. They have earned 55 runs and hold an OBP of .317. The Nationals have hit 24 doubles as a unit and have knocked 14 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 53 runs batted in and 131 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average is at .253. Washington is slugging .384 and have been rung up 128 times, while drawing a walk on 43 occasions.
Nationals pitchers have conceded 25 home runs and 75 runs (11th in baseball). They have walked 59 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.90 as a unit on the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.41 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.27. The Nationals are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.50 on the year (19th in the league), and the staff has rung up 142 batters.
The Nationals relievers have earned a save rate of 75.0% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 15 base runners so far this year with 40.0% of those players earned a run for their team. Nationals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 8 times as well as having 13 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have sent 57 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers are sitting with 7 holds over the course of the season (21st in baseball). They have earned 3 saves for the year and have blown 1 out of their 4 save chances.
The Washington Nationals have a tally of 408 putouts this year, as well as 115 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which is 9th in MLB, and they have twisted 116 double plays. The Nationals have turned 72.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 1,224 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 4th in MLB.
Ross has taken the mound for 350 innings and has accumulated 308 K's during his career. His earned run average is 4.36 (170 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.363. He has surrendered 365 hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) with 113 free passes. Ross (22-20 career record) has a FIP of 4.21 while facing 1,511 hitters in the major leagues.
New York has accounted for 10 HRs so far this year and 42 RBIs. They have recorded 18 two-baggers, while taking a walk 48 times and recording 45 runs. The New York Mets have accumulated an OBP of .325 and a batting average of .239 for the season. The Mets hold a team SLG% of .357 and they are earning 3.21 runs per contest (30th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 113 instances (30th in MLB) and have accounted for 105 hits.
The Mets have a team WHIP of 1.166 in addition to having a FIP of 2.86 as a unit so far this season. They are sitting at 1st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 94. The New York pitching staff have allowed 60 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 3.55 (45 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.62 (141 strikeouts vs 39 bases on balls). They have given up 9 dingers and they yield 4.73 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league).
New York has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 4 save chances and they have earned 2 saves. They rank 20th in the league with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 40 relievers to the mound on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 14 times in high leverage situations and also on 11 occasions with runners on base. New York relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.1% of 21 inherited base runners. Sitting with 8 save situations, the Mets have earned 4 holds and also 2 blown saves.
Out of their 1,029 innings played, the Mets have earned a defensive efficiency of 66.8% (28th in pro baseball). The New York Mets have turned 11 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .976 (26th in professional baseball). The Mets have recorded 112 assists, 11 errors and have amassed 343 putouts on the season.
Stroman (54-47 career win-loss record) has a 3.70 earned run average while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.86 and he has gone up against 3,620 opposing batters in his MLB career. He has allowed 357 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.277 and a FIP of 3.6. In his career, Stroman has conceded 863 hits while he has tallied 706 K's in 869 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+170)
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