Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer (6-4) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (3-1)
The Washington Nationals take on the New York Yankees on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. Max Scherzer is the probable starter for the Nationals and he'll face Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -110 and New York at +100. The over/under was set at 7. The Nationals, with a 25-32 run line record, cover the spread 44% of the time. They also have a 32-23 over/under record. The Yankees have a 29-25 over/under record and a 31-26 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 54% of the time.
The Nationals show up with a 30-27 record, including 14-15 on the road. Max Scherzer has an earned run average of 1.85 and is 6-4 so far on the season while having a 0.91 WHIP. He's pitched 77.2 innings thus far while surrendering 59 hits over that time and when he starts, the Nationals are 7-4. The Nationals are also 4-6 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.56 and they've given up 160 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 162 and walked 57 batters this season while opposing teams hit .244 against them. Washington has a team average of 9.29 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.94 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.86, they are 15th in the league.
As a team, Washington is batting .252, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. Ranked at 11th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .319 and they hold a .403 team slugging percentage. With 63 hits, Yunel Escobar leads the team while his team ranks 18th in hits per game with 8.42.
New York is 15-10 at home while holding a 32-25 overall record on the season. Masahiro Tanaka is starting this game 3-1 for the season with an earned run average of 2.76 and a WHIP of 0.82. He's pitched 29.1 innings thus far while surrendering 17 hits over that time in which the Yankees are 4-1. The Yankees are also 2-3 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 5.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.11 and they have given up 135 hits on the season. The Yankees bullpen has struck out 208 batters and walked 75 this season while opposing teams have hit .199 against them. New York has a team average of 8.52 hits per game and are averaging 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.73, they are 10th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .259 average at Safeco Field. Ranked at 16th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .316 and they hold a .419 team slugging percentage. With 54 hits, Brett Gardner leads the team while his team ranks 13th in hits per game with 8.53.
The Nationals have committed 37 errors and have combined for 554 assists and 1,509 put outs leading to a .982 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Yankees have accumlated 43 errors while having 532 assists and 1,547 put outs leading to a .980 fielding percentage.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 32-23 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 25-32 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 29-25 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 31-26 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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 15 day disabled list (3/27)
New York Yankees
05/30/15 CF Slade Heathcott Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
05/20/15 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
05/07/15 2B Gregorio Petit Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/6)
04/05/15 SS Brendan Ryan Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/1)
04/05/15 P Ivan Nova Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals
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