Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+180) New York (-238)
Tylor Megill and the New York Mets (61-67, 3rd in NL East) play the Washington Nationals (55-72, 4th in NL East) at Citi Field on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have the Nationals coming in at +180 and the Mets are at -238. The O/U is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Erick Fedde and Tylor Megill.
As a team, the Washington Nationals are knocking in 4.4 runs per outing, which is 18th in the league. They have earned 560 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .333. The Nationals have tallied 201 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 143 balls out of the park. They have recorded 531 runs batted in and 1,076 base knocks on the year, and their average at the plate is .258. Washington has a slugging rate of .416 and have been called out on strikes 1,034 times, while drawing a walk on 409 occasions.
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The Nationals hold a team ERA of 4.55 over the course of the season (21st in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,048 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 400 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.69 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.31. Nationals pitchers have allowed 184 home runs in addition to 610 runs (20th in MLB).
The Nationals have dispatched 429 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 154 base runners on the campaign and 39.6% of those players crossed home plate. They have compiled 29 saves on the season and have missed out on 23 of their 52 save opportunities. The Nationals relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 55.8% and has come into the game in 123 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 69 holds on the year (12th in baseball). Nationals bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 105 times and also have had 126 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Nationals have turned 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,780 innings on the field, which has them sitting 11th in professional baseball. The Washington Nationals have notched a total of 3,261 putouts this season, as well as 1,073 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which has them sitting 27th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 914 double plays.
Fedde (14-19 career record) holds a FIP of 5.11 while going up against 1,297 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 311 hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) with 127 free passes. His ERA is 5.04 (166 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.476. Fedde has taken the ball for 296 innings and has totaled 227 K's so far in his career.
The Mets hold a slugging % of .377 and they have an average of 3.70 runs per outing (29th in MLB). They have 173 two-baggers, while taking a walk 394 times as well as notching 474 runs. New York has 132 home runs so far this year to go along with 452 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,094 occasions (21st in baseball) and have notched a total of 955 hits. The New York Mets have compiled an on-base percentage of .311 and a team batting average of .234 this season.
The Mets are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.204 and have a FIP of 3.95 as a pitching staff this season. They are currently ranked 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 943. The New York pitching staff have conceded 509 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.77 (454 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.16 (1,149 strikeouts vs 364 walks). They have surrendered 146 dingers and they yield 4.22 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB).
New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 32.5% out of 157 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 128 times in high leverage situations in addition to 103 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 107 save situations, the Mets have recorded 53 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. They sit at 12th in the league holding a save percentage of 62.3%, and they have sent 414 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year. New York has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 53 save opportunities and they have walked away with 33 saves.
In 9,768 innings played, the Mets are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (9th in professional baseball). The New York Mets have turned 94 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (9th in the majors). The Mets have accrued 1,025 assists, 62 errors and have accounted for 3,256 putouts this year.
During his MLB career, Megill has given up 61 base knocks while he has tallied 65 strikeouts in 59 frames. Megill (1-3 record in his career) holds a 4.07 earned run average and has conceded 9.2 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 27 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.274 and a FIP of 4.2. His K/BB ratio is 4.33 and he has faced 254 hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (+180)
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