Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Ross (3-3) vs. Zack Greinke (11-2)
The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. The Nationals send Joe Ross to the mound to face Zack Greinke of the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +166 and Los Angeles at -176. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Nationals have a 59-48 over/under record and a 49-62 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Dodgers are 49-63 against the run line and have a 56-51 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Nationals come into this game with a 58-53 record, and they are 27-30 away from home. Starting pitcher Joe Ross holds a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 2.80 and a WHIP of 0.91. The Nationals are 3-4 over his 45 innings pitched and he's also given up 37 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-4. His teammates are averaging 3.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.58 and they've given up 299 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .246 against the Nationals bullpen while walking 95 times and striking out 297 times. Washington is averaging 8.22 strikeouts per game while getting 8.9 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 10th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.64.
Washington ranks 18th in the league in team batting average at .250 while hitting .255 on the road. Ranked at 14th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .317 and they hold a .396 team slugging percentage. Bryce Harper leads the team in hits with 119 while the team ranks 22nd in baseball with 8.4 hits per game.
With a 62-50 overall record, Los Angeles will come into this game 37-19 at home. With an earned run average of 1.71, Zack Greinke will come into this game holding a 11-2 record and a 0.85 WHIP. The Dodgers have a record of 15-7 over the 152.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 103 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-11. His teammates score an average of 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.16 and they have given up 302 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .246 against the Dodgers bullpen while walking 112 times and striking out 361 times. Los Angeles is averaging 7.52 strikeouts per game while getting 8.35 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66.
They rank 24th in the league in team batting average with a .246 average while hitting .246 at home. Ranked at 21st in the league in on-base percentage, the Dodgers sit at .309 and they hold a .394 team slugging percentage. Howie Kendrick leads the team in hits with 124 while the team ranks 23rd in baseball with 8.26 hits a game.
The Nationals have committed 64 errors and have combined for 1,034 assists and 2,946 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. The Dodgers have committed 49 errors on the season with 1173 assists and 2,972 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .988 on the year.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 59-48 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 49-62 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 56-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 49-63 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/10/15 P Aaron Barrett Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/9)
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
08/10/15 2B Howie Kendrick Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
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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