New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 8/1/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Washington Nationals
Date: Monday, August 1, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Nationals Park is the location where the Washington Nationals (35-67) will meet the New York Mets (63-37) on Monday. The pitchers taking the mound are Max Scherzer and Jon Gray.
As a team, the New York Mets are notching 4.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in the league. They have tallied 466 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .325. The Mets have hit 164 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 101 balls out of the park. They have recorded 443 RBI's and 859 base knocks this season, while their team batting average comes in at .253. New York has a slugging rate of .401 and have been called out on strikes 767 times, while being walked on 308 occasions.
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The Mets have a team ERA of 3.55 on the campaign (5th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 951 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 283 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.65 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.36 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.18. Mets pitchers have given up 107 home runs and also 374 runs in total (4th in the league).
Mets pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 93 times and also have had 93 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have earned 57 holds for the year (11th in baseball). The Mets bullpen have a save percentage of 67.4% and stepped onto the hill in 101 save situations. They have accumulated 29 saves for the season and have not converted 14 out of their 43 save chances. The relievers have inherited 123 base runners on the season with 38.2% of those players earned a run for their team. The Mets have sent 298 relievers to the hill for the season.
The Mets have turned 69.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 8,034 innings, which has them ranked 14th in baseball. The New York Mets have notched a total of 2,678 putouts for the season, as well as 857 assists and 43 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .988 which is 5th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 87 double plays.
Scherzer has thrown 2,618 innings and is sitting with 3,124 strikeouts in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.12 (909 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.078. He has conceded 2,131 hits (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 692 free passes. Scherzer (196-99 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.11 while facing 10,585 hitters in the majors.
Washington is sitting with 79 home runs so far this season as well as 376 runs batted in. They have 167 doubles, while taking a walk 317 times and scoring 393 runs. The Washington Nationals have earned an on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a batting average of .247 on the season. The Nationals have a team SLG% of .373 and they earn 3.85 runs per game (26th in MLB). They have struck out on 733 occasions (29th in baseball) and have earned 841 hits.
The Nationals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.456 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.86 as a pitching staff on the year. They rank 29th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 938. The Washington pitching staff have relinquished 556 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 5.14 (512 earned runs allowed). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.16 (794 strikeouts vs 367 bases on balls). They have yielded 148 long balls and they relinquish 5.58 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Washington relievers hold an inherited score rate of 28.3% of 166 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 76 times in high leverage situations in addition to 101 occasions with base runners. With 69 save situations, the Nationals have tallied 41 holds and also 9 blown saves. They are ranked 13th in the league holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 374 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. Washington has had relief pitchers take the mound in 27 save opportunities and they have earned 18 saves.
In their 8,064 innings played, the Nationals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (27th in MLB). The Washington Nationals have gotten 74 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in professional baseball). The Nationals have racked up 899 assists, 67 errors and have earned a total of 2,688 putouts this year.
During his career, Gray has given up 913 hits while tallying 962 strikeouts in 931 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 464 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.316 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.07 and he has gone up against 3,973 hitters during his career. Gray (60-54 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.48 ERA and has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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