Los Angeles Angels vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/26/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs New York Mets
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2023
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: SportsNet NY
Citi Field is the location where the New York Mets (59-69) will try to defeat the Los Angeles Angels (61-67) on Saturday. The pitchers taking the mound are Chase Silseth and Carlos Carrasco.
The Angels have accrued 200 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 188 balls out of the park. Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .435 and have struck out 1,189 times, while drawing a walk on 424 occasions. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 4.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 10th in the league. They have amassed 585 RBI's and 1,084 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average sits at .250. They have notched a total of 607 runs and hold an OBP of .323.
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They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.37 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.41. Angels pitchers have given up 163 long balls and 651 total runs (25th in baseball). Los Angeles has given up 1,097 base hits (8.7 per 9 innings) as well as 586 earned runs. The Angels have a team ERA of 4.65 for the season (23rd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,171 batters. They have walked 495 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.57 as a unit so far this season.
The Angels bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 139 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 167 runners on the year with 41.3% of those players crossed the plate. Angels relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 101 times in addition to having 132 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have sent 382 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have recorded 81 holds this year (4th in baseball). They have recorded 38 saves this season and have not converted 19 out of their 57 chances to get a save.
The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated 3,399 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,039 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which puts them in 26th in MLB, and they have turned 99 double plays. The Angels have turned 68.0% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,197 innings, which ranks them 24th in professional baseball.
Silseth has thrown 73 frames and has earned 74 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 5.01 (41 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.398. He has allowed 70 base knocks (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 33 walks. Silseth (5-4 career record) sits with a FIP of 5.45 while he has faced 321 opposing hitters in the majors.
The New York Mets have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .318 as well as a batting average of .238 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 1,018 instances (27th in baseball) and have accounted for 1,005 base hits. New York has recorded 165 HRs on the campaign to go along with 549 RBIs. The Mets hold a slugging % of .403 and they score 4.41 runs per contest (18th in the league). They have tallied 171 two-baggers, while walking 431 times as well as scoring 565 runs.
The Mets have a team WHIP of 1.384 with a FIP of 4.64 as a squad for the year. They sit at 18th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,070. The New York pitching staff have allowed 601 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.50 (558 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 8.70 (1,082 strikeouts against 475 walks). They have conceded 160 homers and they surrender 4.85 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league).
With 117 save situations, the Mets have accumulated 71 holds and also 14 blown saves. New York has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 42 save chances and they have walked away with 28 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 116 times in high leverage situations and on 128 occasions with runners on. New York relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.6% out of 189 inherited base runners. They are ranked 12th in MLB with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 420 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season.
Out of their 10,047 innings on the diamond, the Mets hold a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (19th in MLB). The New York Mets have turned 111 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (22nd in the majors). The Mets have accrued 1,110 assists, 70 errors and are sitting with 3,349 putouts for the season.
Carrasco (107-92 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.02 earned run average while giving up 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.76 and he has gone up against 6,402 batters in his career. He has surrendered a total of 686 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.244 and having a FIP of 3.6. In his pro baseball career, Carrasco has surrendered 1,493 base hits and he has 1,572 strikeouts in 1,536 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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