Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+170) New York (-222)
Citi Field is the venue where Marcus Stroman and the New York Mets (61-66, 3rd in NL East) will play the Washington Nationals (54-72, 4th in NL East) on Saturday. The Mets open this contest at -222 while the Nationals are coming in at +170. The O/U opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Sean Nolin and Marcus Stroman.
The Nationals have accounted for 199 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 143 balls out of the stadium. Washington has a slugging rate of .417 and have struck out 1,017 times, while drawing a walk on 407 occasions. As a team, the Washington Nationals are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 18th in the league. They have tallied 529 runs batted in and 1,070 hits this season, while their team batting average is .259. They are sitting with 558 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .333.
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Nationals pitchers have yielded 183 home runs and also 609 runs (19th in MLB). They have walked 399 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.71 as a squad over the course of the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.60 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.32. The Nationals have an ERA of 4.58 for the season (21st in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,037 hitters.
Nationals relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 105 times as well as having 123 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 66 holds this season (13th in the league). The Nationals relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 54.9% and has come into the game in 119 save situations. They have compiled 28 saves so far this season and have not converted 23 of their 51 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 154 runners on the campaign with 39.6% of them crossed home plate. The Nationals have dispatched 425 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Nationals have converted 69.9% of baseballs in play into outs in their 9,699 innings on the field, which ranks them 11th in the majors. The Washington Nationals have a total of 3,234 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,067 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which is 27th in the majors, and have a total of 906 double plays.
Nolin has taken the mound for 38 frames and has 22 strikeouts in his MLB career. His earned run average is 7.28 (31 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.904. He has allowed 57 base hits (13.4 hits per nine innings) and has 16 free passes. Nolin (1-5 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 5.96 while he has faced 185 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The New York Mets have compiled a team OBP of .312 and a team batting average of .235 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,083 occasions (21st in the league) and are sitting with 951 base knocks. New York has recorded 131 home runs on the season to go along with 451 RBIs. The Mets hold a slugging percentage of .378 and they are earning 3.72 runs per game (29th in the league). They have notched 173 two-baggers, while walking 393 times and notching 473 runs.
The Mets hold a team WHIP of 1.207 in addition to having a FIP of 3.98 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.13 (1,132 strikeouts vs 362 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 937. They have conceded 146 dingers and they concede 4.24 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The New York pitching staff have allowed 507 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.78 (452 earned runs yielded).
New York relievers have an inherited score percentage of 32.5% of 157 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 128 times in high leverage situations in addition to 103 occasions with runners on. With 107 save situations, the Mets have 53 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. They sit at 12th in the league with a save percentage of 62.3%, and they have sent 410 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. New York has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 53 save opportunities and they have converted 33 saves.
In 9,687 innings on the diamond, the Mets have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (8th in baseball). The New York Mets have twisted 93 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (9th in MLB). The Mets have racked up 1,019 assists, 61 errors and are sitting with 3,229 putouts on the season.
Stroman (60-59 career record) has a 3.63 ERA while giving up 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.95 and he has faced 4,136 hitters during his career. He has allowed 401 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.266 and a FIP of 3.6. So far in his pro baseball career, Stroman has conceded 980 hits while tallying 824 K's in 994 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (+170)
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