Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer (10-8) vs. Dan Haren (7-6)
The Washington Nationals head to Marlins Park on Thursday to take on the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Dan Haren for the Marlins. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -150 and Miami at +140. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Nationals have a 50-44 over/under record and a 43-55 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Marlins have a 43-52 over/under record and a 48-52 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
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The Nationals show up with a 52-46 record, including 24-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer holds a 10-8 record with an earned run average of 2.33 and a WHIP of 0.83. The Nationals are 11-9 over his 143 innings pitched and he's also given up 103 hits over that time period. The Nationals are also 6-13 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.4 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.40 and they've given up 267 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .249 against the Nationals bullpen while walking 84 times and striking out 261 times. Washington is averaging 8 strikeouts per game while getting 9.06 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.64.
Washington is batting .252 as a team, which is good for 16th in the league and hitting .259 away from home. Ranked at 11th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .318 and they hold a .395 team slugging percentage. Yunel Escobar leads the team in hits with 107 while the team ranks 19th in baseball with 8.43 hits per game.
Miami is 25-23 at home while holding a 42-58 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.51, Dan Haren will come into this game holding a 7-6 record and a 1.10 WHIP. The Marlins have a record of 10-10 over the 123 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 112 hits. The Marlins are also 11-8 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.22 and they have given up 272 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .239 against the Marlins bullpen while walking 109 times and striking out 306 times. Miami is averaging 7.28 strikeouts per game while getting 8.39 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68.
They are batting .255 as a team, which is good for 10th in the league and hitting .262 at home. Ranked at 22nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Marlins sit at .307 and they hold a .379 team slugging percentage. Dee Gordon leads the team in hits with 124 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.61 hits a game.
The Nationals have committed 61 errors and have combined for 920 assists and 2,595 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. The Marlins have committed 45 errors on the season with 990 assists and 2,629 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .988 on the year.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 50-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 43-55 against the run line so far this season
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 43-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 48-52 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/10/15 CF Denard Span Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
07/05/15 P Stephen Strasburg Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/4)
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)
07/29/15 2B Donovan Solano Personal paternity list
07/10/15 2B Jeff Baker Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/8)
07/01/15 RF Giancarlo Stanton Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
06/04/15 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/22); out for season
04/14/15 3B Don Kelly Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/13)
04/08/15 P Aaron Crow Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/29); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals
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