Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+210) New York (-286)
Citi Field is the site where Carlos Carrasco and the New York Mets (56-55, 3rd in NL East) will play the Washington Nationals (50-62, 4th in NL East) on Tuesday. The Mets open this matchup at -286 while the Nationals are priced at +210. The over/under opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Paolo Espino and Carlos Carrasco.
As a team, the Washington Nationals are scoring 4.4 runs/g, which is 17th in baseball. They have earned a total of 491 runs and hold an OBP of .330. The Nationals have hit 177 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 130 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 468 runs batted in in addition to 947 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .257. Washington is slugging .418 and have struck out 908 times, while being walked on 349 occasions.
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Nationals pitchers have yielded 156 home runs and also 530 runs (20th in baseball). They have walked 354 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.58 as a squad for the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.63 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.30. The Nationals hold a team ERA of 4.45 for the year (19th in the league), and their staff has rung up 932 batters.
The Nationals relievers have a save rate of 56.5% and has come into the game in 109 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 139 base runners for the year and 38.8% of them ended up crossing the plate. Nationals relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 94 times as well as having 109 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have sent 375 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have notched 61 holds this year (9th in baseball). They have accumulated 26 saves on the year and have blown 20 out of their 46 save opportunities.
The Washington Nationals have accounted for 2,883 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 942 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .982 which ranks 25th in professional baseball, and they have turned 803 double plays. The Nationals have turned 70.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 8,649 innings, which has them ranked 9th in MLB.
Espino has taken the ball for 96 innings and has 76 strikeouts thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.30 (46 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.204. He has given up 92 base hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 24 free passes. Espino (3-3 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.89 and he has gone up against 407 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Mets hold a slugging percentage of .380 and they tally 3.75 runs per contest (28th in the league). They have 148 doubles, while taking a walk 355 times as well as notching 416 runs. New York has tallied 119 home runs for the year to go along with 398 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 943 instances (21st in baseball) and have notched a total of 817 base knocks. The New York Mets have a team on-base percentage of .312 and a batting average of .233 on the season.
The New York pitching staff have allowed 434 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.69 (384 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 124 long balls and they surrender 4.17 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB). The Mets have a team WHIP of 1.210 and have a FIP of 3.92 as a squad for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.13 (998 strikeouts vs 319 bases on balls). They come in at 3rd in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 814.
New York has called on relievers to enter the game in 48 save chances and they have come away with 31 saves. They sit at 10th in MLB with a save rate of 64.6%, and they have sent 354 bullpen pitchers onto the field this year. Their relief pitchers have come in 111 times in high leverage situations and also on 85 occasions with runners on. New York relievers hold an inherited score rate of 32.6% of 129 inherited runners. With 97 save situations, the Mets have amassed 48 holds in addition to 17 blown saves.
In 8,427 innings on the diamond, the Mets have a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (10th in the majors). The New York Mets have twisted 82 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in baseball). The Mets have accrued 896 assists, 57 errors and are sitting with 2,809 putouts so far this season.
So far in his career, Carrasco has allowed 1,173 base hits and he has 1,314 strikeouts in 1,250 innings pitched. Carrasco (88-73 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.76 ERA while allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 523 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.195 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.08 and he has faced 5,149 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York (-286) and under 8.5 runs
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