Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+170) New York (-238)
Paolo Espino and the Washington Nationals (54-71, 4th in NL East) go to Citi Field on Friday where they'll take on the New York Mets (61-65, 3rd in NL East). The line on this contest has the Nationals coming in at +170 and the Mets are at -238. The O/U is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Paolo Espino and Rich Hill.
As a team, the Washington Nationals are recording 4.4 runs per game, which is 17th in MLB. They are sitting with 553 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .333. The Nationals have accrued 198 doubles as a team and have knocked 142 balls out of the park. They have tallied 525 runs batted in in addition to 1,058 hits so far this season, and their team batting average is at .258. Washington has a slugging rate of .418 and have been rung up 1,010 times, while being walked on 404 occasions.
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The Nationals have compiled a team ERA of 4.56 over the course of the season (21st in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,028 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 395 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.70 as a squad this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.60 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.32. Nationals pitchers have conceded 181 long balls and also 602 total runs (19th in the league).
The Nationals have dispatched 421 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 154 base runners so far this year and 39.6% of them crossed home plate. They have 28 saves so far this season and have blown 23 of 51 save opportunities. The Nationals relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 54.9% and stepped onto the hill in 119 save situations. The bullpen have 66 holds on the year (13th in the league). Nationals bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 105 times and also have had 122 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Washington Nationals have accumulated 3,210 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,057 assists and 78 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which has them ranked 27th in the majors, and they have twisted 898 double plays. The Nationals have converted 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,627 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 12th in MLB.
Espino has taken the mound for 105 innings and has earned 85 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.68 (55 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.268. He has allowed 107 base knocks (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has 27 walks. Espino (3-4 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 5.14 and he has faced 452 batters during his time in the major leagues.
New York has accumulated 130 HRs for the year and 449 RBIs. They have tallied 171 doubles, while walking 389 times and scoring 471 runs. The New York Mets have an on-base percentage of .312 as well as a team batting average of .234 over the course of the season. The Mets have a SLG% of .377 and they average 3.74 runs per outing (29th in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,076 occasions (21st in the league) and have earned 942 base knocks.
The Mets hold a team WHIP of 1.211 and have a FIP of 3.99 as a unit on the year. They come in at 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 931. The New York pitching staff have conceded 504 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.79 (449 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.11 (1,124 strikeouts against 361 walks). They have conceded 145 dingers and they relinquish 4.25 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball).
Sitting with 107 save situations, the Mets have amassed 53 holds and 20 blown saves. New York has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 53 save chances and they have walked away with 33 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 127 times in high leverage situations in addition to 102 occasions with base runners. New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.9% out of 155 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 12th in MLB with a save rate of 62.3%, and they have dispatched 407 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season.
In 9,606 innings on the diamond, the Mets have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (9th in the majors). The New York Mets have turned 93 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (10th in the majors). The Mets have accrued 1,009 assists, 61 errors and have accumulated 3,202 putouts over the course of the season.
In his pro baseball career, Hill has conceded 907 base hits while he has earned 1,142 strikeouts in 1,098 innings pitched. Hill (73-49 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.83 earned run average while surrendering 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up 467 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.220 and a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.64 and he has gone up against 4,596 opposing batters in his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York (-238) and under 8.5 runs
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