Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+145) New York (-192)
Citi Field is the venue where Rich Hill and the New York Mets (56-55, 3rd in NL East) will play the Washington Nationals (50-62, 4th in NL East) on Thursday. The Nationals open this contest at +145 while the Mets are priced at -192. The over/under is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Erick Fedde and Rich Hill.
Washington is slugging .418 and have been called out on strikes 908 times, while being walked on 349 occasions. They have accrued 468 RBI's as well as 947 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average comes in at .257. The Nationals have compiled 177 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 130 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 491 runs while having a team OBP of .330. As a squad, the Washington Nationals are compiling 4.4 runs per contest, which has them at 17th in the league.
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The Nationals hold a team ERA of 4.45 over the course of the season (20th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 932 batters. They have walked 354 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.58 as a unit this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.63 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.30. Nationals pitchers have conceded 156 home runs in addition to 530 runs (20th in the league).
The Nationals relievers have recorded a save percentage of 56.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 109 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 139 base runners so far this year with 38.8% of them crossed the plate. Nationals bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 94 times in addition to having 109 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have dispatched 375 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have racked up 61 holds for the year (9th in the league). They have earned 26 saves this year and have missed out on 20 out of their 46 save opportunities.
The Nationals have turned 70.3% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,649 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 9th in MLB. The Washington Nationals have earned a total of 2,883 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 942 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which is 25th in pro baseball, and have 803 double plays.
Fedde has thrown 281 frames and has 209 K's in his career. His earned run average is 5.12 (160 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.479. He has conceded 294 base hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 122 walks. Fedde (12-19 career record) has a FIP of 5.25 and he has faced 1,230 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
New York has knocked in 119 home runs on the campaign to go along with 398 RBIs. They have hit 148 two-baggers, while walking 355 times as well as putting up 416 runs. The New York Mets have recorded an OBP of .312 and a batting average of .233 for the season. The Mets have a team slugging percentage of .380 and they are earning 3.75 runs per contest (28th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 943 occasions (22nd in the league) and have totaled 817 hits.
The Mets have a team WHIP of 1.210 and have a FIP of 3.92 as a team for the season. They come in at 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 814. The New York pitching staff have surrendered 434 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.69 (384 earned runs allowed). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.13 (998 strikeouts vs 319 bases on balls). They have relinquished 124 dingers and they allow 4.17 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league).
New York has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 48 save opportunities and they have walked away with 31 saves. They rank 9th in MLB holding a save percentage of 64.6%, and they have sent 354 relievers to the mound so far this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 111 times in high leverage situations and also on 85 occasions with runners on base. New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.6% of 129 inherited runners. With 97 save situations, the Mets have accumulated 48 holds in addition to 17 blown saves.
The New York Mets have twisted 82 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (11th in the majors). The Mets have accrued 896 assists, 57 errors and have a tally of 2,809 putouts this year. Out of their 8,427 innings on the diamond, the Mets have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (10th in the majors).
During his career, Hill has given up 891 base hits while accumulating 1,134 punch outs in 1,086 innings pitched. Hill (73-48 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.80 earned run average while giving up 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 459 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.216 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.64 and he has faced 4,543 batters thus far in his career.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-192)
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