Friday, June 26, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer (8-5) vs. Aaron Harang (4-9)
The Washington Nationals visit Citizens Bank Park on Friday to play the Philadelphia Phillies. Max Scherzer is the probable starter for the Nationals and he'll face Aaron Harang of the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -205 and Philadelphia at +190. The over/under was set at 7. The Nationals, with a 33-39 run line record, cover the spread 46% of the time. They also have a 39-30 over/under record. The Phillies are 35-39 against the run line and have a 38-30 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Nationals show up with a 39-33 record, including 18-19 on the road. Max Scherzer has an earned run average of 1.76 and is 8-5 so far on the season while having a 0.80 WHIP. He's pitched 102.1 innings thus far while surrendering 68 hits over that time and when he starts, the Nationals are 9-5. The Nationals are also 4-9 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 203 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.59. Opposing teams are hitting .252 against the Nationals bullpen while walking 67 times and striking out 194 times. Washington is averaging 8.04 strikeouts per game while getting 9.18 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.74.
Washington ranks 11th in the league in team batting average at .258 while hitting .261 on the road. The Nationals on-base percentage sits at .323, which puts them at 9th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .407. Yunel Escobar leads the team in hits with 82 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.74 hits per game.
Philadelphia is 17-19 at home while holding a 26-48 overall record on the season. Aaron Harang is starting this game 4-9 for the season with an earned run average of 3.41 and a WHIP of 1.12. He's pitched 95 innings thus far while surrendering 81 hits over that time in which the Phillies are 5-10. The Phillies are also 5-8 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 2.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 244 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.80. Opposing teams are hitting .258 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 113 times and striking out 234 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.42 strikeouts per game while getting 9.73 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.58.
They rank 24th in the league in team batting average with a .241 average while hitting .236 at home. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .292, which puts them at 29th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .358. Ben Revere leads the team in hits with 84 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.15 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Nationals have a fielding percentage of .983 with 46 total errors, 691 assists and 1,914 put outs. The Phillies have committed 55 errors on the season with 710 assists and 1,950 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .980 on the year.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 39-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 33-39 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 38-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 35-39 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/25/15 RF Bryce Harper Leg "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
06/12/15 P Aaron Barrett Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/12)
06/11/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/10)
05/19/15 LF Jayson Werth Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
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)
06/23/15 2B Chase Utley Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/22)
06/17/15 P Jerome Williams Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
05/18/15 P Chad Billingsley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/17)
04/06/15 P Jonathan Pettibone Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Mario Hollands Arch Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Cliff Lee Arm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/16)
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals
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