Friday, September 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez (10-7) vs. Jarred Cosart (1-4)
The Washington Nationals take on the Miami Marlins on Friday at Marlins Park. The Nationals send Gio Gonzalez to the mound to face Jarred Cosart of the Marlins. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -150 and Miami at +140. The over/under was set at 8. The Nationals, with a 61-78 run line record, cover the spread 44% of the time. They also have a 75-57 over/under record. The Marlins have a 66-66 over/under record and a 68-72 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
The Nationals head into this matchup with a 71-68 record, including 30-39 on the road. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez holds a 10-7 record with an earned run average of 3.96 and a WHIP of 1.45. He's pitched 147.2 innings thus far while surrendering 157 hits over that time and when he starts, the Nationals are 14-12. The Nationals are also 17-8 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.68 and they've given up 386 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .246 against the Nationals bullpen while walking 124 times and striking out 370 times. Washington is averaging 8.25 strikeouts per game while getting 8.86 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.79.
Washington is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .249 away from home. Ranked at 9th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .323 and they hold a .407 team slugging percentage. Bryce Harper leads the team in hits with 151 while the team ranks 20th in baseball with 8.51 hits per game.
With a 34-38 home record, Miami will hope to improve on their 59-81 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.04, Jarred Cosart will come into this game holding a 1-4 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He's pitched 50 innings thus far while surrendering 47 hits over that time in which the Marlins are 3-6. The Marlins are also 4-4 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 2.8 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.46 and they have given up 395 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .235 against the Marlins bullpen while walking 175 times and striking out 434 times. Miami is averaging 7.28 strikeouts per game while getting 8.68 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.00.
They are batting .256 as a team, which is good for 9th in the league and hitting .255 at home. Ranked at 24th in the league in on-base percentage, the Marlins sit at .307 and they hold a .378 team slugging percentage. Dee Gordon leads the team in hits with 172 while the team ranks 15th in baseball with 8.63 hits a game.
The Nationals have committed 79 errors and have combined for 1,297 assists and 3,680 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. The Marlins have committed 68 errors on the season with 1,385 assists and 3,700 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 75-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 61-78 against the run line so far this season
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 66-66 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 68-72 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/10/15 CF Michael Taylor Knee "?" Friday vs. Miami Marlins
09/09/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Oblique "?" Friday vs Miami Marlins
09/09/15 3B Yunel Escobar Virus "?" Friday vs Miami Marlins
08/28/15 CF Denard Span Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27); out for season
08/10/15 P Aaron Barrett Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/9)
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), out for season
09/09/15 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Hamstring out indefinitely
08/26/15 P Kendry Flores Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/22)
08/17/15 P David Phelps Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/16)
08/10/15 P Jose Fernandez Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/8), expected to be activated & start Saturday vs. Washington Nationals
08/04/15 P Carter Capps Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/3)
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 60 day disabled list (5/22); out for season
04/14/15 3B Don Kelly Finger Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/13), out for season
04/08/15 P Aaron Crow Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/29); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals
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