Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Prediction, 5/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+125) New York (-145)
Citi Field is the site where the New York Mets (32-17) will take on the Washington Nationals (18-31) on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has the Nationals at +125 and the Mets are priced at -145. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Patrick Corbin and Trevor Williams.
Washington is slugging .371 and have struck out 353 times, while taking a walk on 145 occasions. They have earned 191 runs batted in and 417 base knocks this year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .254. The Nationals have accrued 87 doubles as a squad and have hit 32 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 201 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .319. As a unit, the Washington Nationals are scoring 4.1 runs per game, which puts them at 19th in the league.
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The Nationals are sitting with a team ERA of 4.95 on the season (27th in the league), and the staff has rung up 380 hitters. They have walked 185 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.45 as a unit so far this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.05 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47. Nationals pitchers have allowed 53 home runs in addition to 254 runs (29th in MLB).
The Nationals have dispatched 186 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 91 runners so far this year and 34.1% of those players crossed home plate. They have accumulated 6 saves on the season and have blown 4 out of their 10 save opportunities. The Nationals relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 60.0% and stepped onto the hill in 30 save situations. The relievers have tallied 20 holds over the course of the season (25th in the league). Nationals pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 51 times and also have had 31 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Nationals have converted 67.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,867 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 27th in baseball. The Washington Nationals have a total of 1,289 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 450 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .980 which has them sitting 25th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 37 double plays.
Corbin (82-91 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.89 and he has gone up against 6,113 hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 1,451 hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 441 walks. His earned run average is 4.16 (664 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.318. Corbin has taken the hill for 1,435 frames and has accumulated 1,380 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
The Mets have a team SLG% of .401 and they score 4.96 runs per outing (3rd in the league). They have tallied 80 doubles, while taking a walk 159 times as well as putting up 243 runs. New York has compiled 42 home runs this year to go along with 232 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 369 occasions (23rd in MLB) and have earned a total of 432 hits. The New York Mets hold a team on-base percentage of .333 and a team batting average of .261 on the year.
The New York pitching staff have conceded 189 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.76 (182 earned runs yielded). They have given up 51 home runs and they concede 3.90 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Mets are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.181 in addition to having a FIP of 3.68 as a team on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.30 (455 strikeouts against 138 walks). They have a ranking of 16th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 377.
New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.0% out of 59 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 44 times in high leverage situations in addition to 45 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 60 save situations, the Mets have recorded 36 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. They are ranked 24th in baseball holding a save rate of 60.9%, and they have sent 155 relievers onto the diamond on the season. New York has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 23 save opportunities and they have walked away with 14 saves.
The New York Mets have gotten 35 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .989 (3rd in the majors). The Mets have accrued 403 assists, 19 errors and have earned a total of 1,310 putouts so far this season. In 3,930 innings on the diamond, the Mets hold a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (14th in pro baseball).
Williams (35-42 career record) has earned a 4.41 ERA and has conceded 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.49 and he has gone up against 2,794 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 318 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.356 and a FIP of 4.4. In his pro baseball career, Williams has allowed 667 base knocks while he has accumulated 528 punch outs in 648 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+125)
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