Monday, August 10, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez (8-4) vs. Brett Anderson (6-6)
The Washington Nationals take on the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday at Dodger Stadium. The probable starters are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Brett Anderson for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +136 and Los Angeles at -146. The over/under was set at 7. The Nationals, with a 48-61 run line record, cover the spread 44% of the time. They also have a 57-48 over/under record. The Dodgers have a 54-51 over/under record and a 49-61 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
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The Nationals show up with a 57-52 record, including 26-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez holds a 8-4 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.45. He's pitched 115.1 innings thus far while surrendering 123 hits over that time and when he starts, the Nationals are 12-8. The Nationals are also 11-8 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 295 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.56. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen while being struck out 292 times and walking 94 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 8.89 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.18 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65.
As a team, Washington is batting .249, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The Nationals on-base percentage sits at .316, which puts them at 15th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .392. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.34 hits per game and Bryce Harper leads the team with 118.
Los Angeles is 37-18 at home while holding a 62-48 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.06, Brett Anderson will come into this game holding a 6-6 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He's pitched 123.2 innings thus far while surrendering 125 hits over that time in which the Dodgers are 8-7. The Dodgers are also 7-7 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 288 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.93. Teams are hitting .242 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 347 times and walking 110 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.31 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.51 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .245 average at home. The Dodgers on-base percentage sits at .308, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .393. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.25 hits per game and Howie Kendrick leads the team with 122.
In terms of team defense, the Nationals have a fielding percentage of .984 with 63 total errors, 1,014 assists and 2,892 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .988 team fielding percentage while committing 48 errors, accumulating 1150 assists and compiling 2,921 put outs.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 57-48 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 48-61 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 54-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 49-61 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/08/15 2B Dan Uggla Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/8)
07/10/15 CF Denard Span Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Los Angeles Dodgers
07/31/15 3B Justin Turner Thigh Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
06/18/15 P Chris Hatcher Oblique Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/15)
04/28/15 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26), out for season
04/06/15 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6), out for season
04/06/15 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals
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