Friday, June 12, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann (5-3) vs. Mike Fiers (2-6)
The Milwaukee Brewers host the Washington Nationals at Miller Park on Friday. Jordan Zimmermann is the probable starter for the Nationals and he'll face Mike Fiers of the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -109 and Milwaukee at -101. The over/under was set at 8. The Nationals, with a 26-33 run line record, cover the spread 44% of the time. They also have a 33-24 over/under record. The Brewers have a 29-28 over/under record and a 26-34 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 43% of the time.
The Nationals show up with a 31-28 record, including 15-16 on the road. Jordan Zimmermann has a 5-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.18 and a 1.30 WHIP. The Nationals are 7-5 over his 73.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 79 hits over that time period. The Nationals are also 7-5 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.64 and they've given up 169 hits on the season. 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 9.31 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.95 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.90, 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. Ranked at 13th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .317 and they hold a .403 team slugging percentage. With 66 hits, Yunel Escobar leads the team while his team ranks 17th in hits per game with 8.42.
Milwaukee is 9-20 at home while holding a 22-38 overall record on the season. Mike Fiers has a record of 2-6 while sporting an earned run average of 4.06 on the year with a 1.55 WHIP. The Brewers have a record of 4-8 over the 62 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 74 hits. The Brewers are also 4-8 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.36 and they have given up 164 hits on the season. The Brewers bullpen has struck out 203 batters and walked 72 this season while opposing teams have hit .227 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 9.01 hits per game and are averaging 8.32 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.27, they are 27th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .229 average at Safeco Field. Ranked at 30th in the league in on-base percentage, the Brewers sit at .284 and they hold a .374 team slugging percentage. With 53 hits, Adam Lind leads the team while his team ranks 29th in hits per game with 7.75.
The Nationals have committed 38 errors and have combined for 572 assists and 1,566 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Brewers have accumlated 47 errors while having 605 assists and 1,607 put outs leading to a .979 fielding percentage.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 33-24 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 26-33 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 29-28 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 26-34 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/11/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
05/30/15 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 60 day disabled list (3/27)
06/11/15 CF Carlos Gomez Groin is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Washington Nationals
06/11/15 RF Ryan Braun Ear is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Washington Nationals
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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