Houston Astros vs New York Mets Prediction, 6/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs New York Mets
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
The Houston Astros (45-27) are headed to Citi Field on Wednesday where they will play the New York Mets (47-27). The pitchers taking the mound will be Justin Verlander and Taijuan Walker.
As a team, the Houston Astros are notching 4.3 runs per contest, which has them at 18th in MLB. They have 309 runs while having a team OBP of .317. The Astros have accrued 118 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 99 balls out of the stadium. They have 301 runs batted in as well as 566 hits on the year, while their average at the plate comes in at .238. Houston is slugging .418 and have been rung up 536 times, while drawing a walk on 254 occasions.
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The Astros have an ERA of 3.06 for the season (3rd in MLB), and they have rung up 615 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 207 opposing players and their FIP is 3.62 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.97 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.12. Astros pitchers have surrendered 63 home runs and 247 total runs (3rd in the league).
The Astros relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 77.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 74 save situations. The relievers have inherited 74 runners for the season and 27.0% of them crossed the plate. Astros pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 50 times as well as having 70 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have dispatched 222 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relievers have notched 47 holds so far this season (8th in MLB). They have recorded 21 saves on the campaign and have not converted 6 out of their 27 chances to get a save.
The Astros have converted 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,730 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 2nd in pro baseball. The Houston Astros have notched a total of 1,910 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 571 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which has them ranked 12th in MLB, and they have turned 51 double plays.
Verlander (235-132 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.41 while he has gone up against 12,559 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 2,600 base knocks (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has 867 free passes. His earned run average is 3.30 (1,127 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.127. Verlander has taken the ball for 3,077 frames and is sitting with 3,097 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
New York has 71 home runs for the year to go along with 349 RBIs. They have put up 114 doubles, while walking 226 times and racking up 365 runs. The New York Mets have tallied a team OBP of .329 as well as a team batting average of .259 on the season. The Mets have a team slugging percentage of .402 and they average 4.93 runs per contest (3rd in MLB). They have been rung up on 564 occasions (25th in baseball) and have earned a total of 647 base knocks.
The Mets hold a team WHIP of 1.224 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.75 as a team over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.16 (685 strikeouts against 217 walks). They are currently ranked 14th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 585. They have given up 79 dingers and they yield 4.09 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The New York pitching staff have allowed 298 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.86 (281 earned runs conceded).
New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 41.2% of 102 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 63 times in high leverage situations and also on 73 occasions with runners on. With 80 save situations, the Mets have 48 holds and 11 blown saves. They rank 15th in MLB holding a save rate of 64.5%, and they have sent 229 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the season. New York has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 31 save opportunities and they have earned 20 saves.
In their 5,898 innings on the field, the Mets have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.3% (16th in professional baseball). The New York Mets have gotten 60 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (8th in MLB). The Mets have recorded 624 assists, 35 errors and have a tally of 1,966 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his pro baseball career, Walker has surrendered 734 base knocks while he has totaled 723 K's in 806 innings. Walker (48-47 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.90 earned run average and has given up 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 349 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.231 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.80 and he has faced 3,388 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston
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