Thursday, June 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark (2-2) vs. Matt Garza (4-7)
The Washington Nationals take on the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday at Miller Park. Tanner Roark is the probable starter for the Nationals and he'll face Matt Garza of the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -113 and Milwaukee at +103. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Nationals have a 32-24 over/under record and a 25-33 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Brewers are 26-33 against the run line and have a 29-27 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The Nationals come into this game with a 30-28 record, and they are 14-16 away from home. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark holds a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.16 and a WHIP of 1.19. The Nationals are 2-1 over his 37 innings pitched and he's also given up 36 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Nationals are 2-1 in his starts. He is getting 3.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 167 and walked 58 batters this season while opposing teams hit .248 against them. Washington has a team average of 9.37 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.94 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.91, they are 17th in the league.
As a team, Washington is batting .251, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The Nationals hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 12th in baseball. With 65 hits, Yunel Escobar leads the team while his team ranks 17th in hits per game with 8.38.
With a 22-37 overall record, Milwaukee will come into this game 9-20 at home. With an earned run average of 5.09, Matt Garza will come into this game holding a 4-7 record and a 1.46 WHIP. The Brewers have a record of 4-7 over the 69 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 72 hits. Against the over/under, the Brewers are 6-4 when he starts. He is getting 2.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 163 base hits on the year. The Brewers bullpen has struck out 201 batters and walked 71 this season while opposing teams have hit .228 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 8.95 hits per game and are averaging 8.37 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.30, they are 28th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .229 average at Safeco Field. The Brewers hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285 which is good for 30th in baseball. With 53 hits, Adam Lind leads the team while his team ranks 29th in hits per game with 7.83.
Washington has a team fielding percentage of .982 after having committed 38 errors with 561 assists and 1,533 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Brewers have accumlated 47 errors while having 590 assists and 1,583 put outs leading to a .979 fielding percentage.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 32-24 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 25-33 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 29-27 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 26-33 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/10/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Foot "?" Thursday vs. Milwaukee Brewers05/30/15 P Stephen Strasburg Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/30)
05/19/15 LF Jayson Werth Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
05/15/15 P Doug Fister Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/15)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 15 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 15 day disabled list (3/27)
06/04/15 P Brandon Kintzler Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
05/31/15 LF Khris Davis Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/30)
05/24/15 P Wily Peralta Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals
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