Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
The New York Mets (82-47) will try to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers (88-38) at Citi Field on Tuesday. The expected starting pitchers are Andrew Heaney and Taijuan Walker.
The Dodgers have tallied 266 doubles as a team and have hit 168 baseballs out of the park. Los Angeles is slugging .454 and have been called out on strikes 1,048 times, while being walked on 472 occasions. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are knocking in 5.4 runs per game, which ranks them 1st in baseball. They have amassed 650 runs batted in in addition to 1,136 hits on the year, and their average at the plate is at .264. They have a total of 683 runs and have an on-base percentage of .339.
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The Dodgers have compiled a team earned run average of 2.84 this season (1st in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,124 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.57 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.05. Dodgers pitchers have given up 111 home runs and also 398 runs in total (1st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 315 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.40 as a team on the campaign.
Dodgers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 83 times as well as having 97 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have earned 77 holds for the season (8th in baseball). The Dodgers bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 70.8% and has entered the game in 127 save situations. They have compiled 34 saves so far this season and have not converted 14 of their 48 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 114 base runners for the season and 26.3% of them ended up scoring. The Dodgers have dispatched 435 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Dodgers have transformed 72.8% of balls in play into outs out of 10,122 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 1st in professional baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have notched a total of 3,374 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,034 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .987 which is 8th in MLB, and have a total of 95 double plays.
Heaney (34-39 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.36 and he has faced 2,861 hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 652 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 191 walks. His earned run average is 4.55 (342 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.247. Heaney has taken the mound for 676 innings and has tallied 712 K's so far in his MLB career.
The New York Mets have recorded an on-base percentage of .329 and a batting average of .257 for the year. They have struck out on 977 instances (27th in baseball) and have earned 1,122 base hits. New York has a total of 129 home runs this season as well as 576 RBIs. The Mets have a SLG% of .407 and they score 4.71 runs per contest (5th in baseball). They have put up 222 doubles, while getting a free base 397 times and putting up 607 runs.
The New York pitching staff have allowed 480 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.53 (450 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 133 long balls and they allow 3.77 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB). The Mets hold a team WHIP of 1.190 and have a FIP of 3.58 as a team on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.50 (1,218 strikeouts against 348 bases on balls). They sit at 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,017.
New York relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 40.8% out of their 157 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 110 times in high leverage situations and also on 115 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 123 save situations, the Mets have amassed 71 holds and 15 blown saves. They sit at 8th in the league holding a save percentage of 70.6%, and they have dispatched 380 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. New York has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 51 save chances and they have converted 36 saves.
The New York Mets have gotten 103 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .988 (6th in baseball). The Mets have racked up 1,087 assists, 57 errors and have earned 3,443 putouts on the season. In 10,329 innings played, the Mets have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (19th in baseball).
Walker (52-48 career mark) has earned a 3.89 ERA while giving up 8.2 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.78 and he has faced 3,604 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 371 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.228 and having a FIP of 4.2. During his pro baseball career, Walker has allowed 780 hits and he has 762 K's in 858 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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