Saturday, June 13, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Ross (0-1) vs. Jimmy Nelson (3-6)
The Milwaukee Brewers welcome the Washington Nationals to Miller Park on Saturday. The Nationals send Joe Ross to the mound to face Jimmy Nelson of the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +120 and Milwaukee at -130. The over/under was set at 8. The Nationals, with a 26-34 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 34-24 over/under record. The Brewers have a 30-28 over/under record and a 27-34 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
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The Nationals come into this game with a 31-29 record, and they are 15-17 away from home. Joe Ross has a 0-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.40 and a 1.20 WHIP. In his starts, the Nationals are 0-1 over his 5 innings pitched this season while giving up 6 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Nationals are 0-1 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 170 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.66. Opposing teams are hitting .247 against the Nationals bullpen while walking 59 times and striking out 169 times. Washington is averaging 7.93 strikeouts per game while getting 9.34 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 17th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.94.
Washington ranks 15th in the league in team batting average at .251 while hitting .253 on the road. The Nationals on-base percentage sits at .317, which puts them at 14th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .403. Yunel Escobar leads the team in hits with 66 while the team ranks 17th in baseball with 8.43 hits per game.
With a 23-38 overall record, Milwaukee will come into this game 10-20 at home. Jimmy Nelson has a record of 3-6 while sporting an earned run average of 4.05 on the year with a 1.21 WHIP. In his starts, the Brewers are 4-8 and he has allowed 61 hits over 73.1 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Brewers are 6-6 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 165 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.31. Opposing teams are hitting .226 against the Brewers bullpen while walking 74 times and striking out 205 times. Milwaukee is averaging 8.33 strikeouts per game while getting 9.01 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23.
They rank 30th in the league in team batting average with a .231 average while hitting .231 at home. The Brewers on-base percentage sits at .284, which puts them at 30th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .375. Adam Lind leads the team in hits with 53 while the team ranks 29th in baseball with 7.79 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Nationals have a fielding percentage of .982 with 39 total errors, 581 assists and 1,590 put outs. The Brewers have committed 50 errors on the season with 617 assists and 1,634 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .978 on the year.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 34-24 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 26-34 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 30-28 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 27-34 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 (6/10)
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 "?" Friday 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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