Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals 7-19-2016 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/18/2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Scott Kazmir vs. Reynaldo Lopez
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The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Nationals Park on Tuesday to take on the Washington Nationals. The probable pitchers are Scott Kazmir for the Dodgers and Reynaldo Lopez for the Nationals. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at +110 and Washington at -120. The over/under is 8.5. The Dodgers have a 42-43-7 over/under mark and a 41-51-0 run line record, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Nationals are 49-44-0 against the run line and have a 44-43-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Dodgers head into this game with a 52-42 record, and they are 22-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Scott Kazmir has a 7-3 record with an ERA of 4.52 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 106 strikeouts during his 97.2 innings pitched and he has given up 90 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.4. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 2.89 and they have allowed 218 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the pen while they've been struck out 315 times and walked 103 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 9.4 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.32 hitters per nine. They are 20th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.38. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 692 base hits and 327 earned runs. They have allowed 88 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 257 batters and struck out 896. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.42.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .266, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .275 average on the road. The Dodgers have a .409 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .327 which is good for 12th in the league. They rank 10th in baseball with 9.02 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .286 and his on-base percentage is at .366. He has 93 hits this season along with 34 runs scored and 44 runs batted in. He's struck out 69 times and has walked 41 times. Corey Seager is hitting .301 and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 111 hits so far while scoring 63 runs and he's driven in 43. He has walked 34 times and has struck out 79 times. The Dodgers have 774 hits, including 153 doubles and 102 home runs. They've stolen 27 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Los Angeles has walked 322 times this season and they've struck out 734 times as a unit. They've left 647 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 401 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this game with a 29-16 home mark and a 56-37 overall record. Reynaldo Lopez is making his season debut for Washington. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.99 and they have given up 217 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 280 times and walking 84 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.57 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.39 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.18. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 714 base knocks and 300 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 88 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 260 hitters and struck out 886. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.44.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Nationals hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.51 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .252 and he has an OBP of .394. He has 76 hits this year along with 50 runs scored and 52 RBI. He's struck out 60 times and has walked on 72 occasions. Daniel Murphy is hitting .350 and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 118 hits so far while he's scored 54 runs and drove in 67. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 38 times. The Nationals as a unit have 791 base hits, including 147 doubles and 127 homers. They have 58 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 25 times. Washington as a team has walked 335 times this year and they have struck out 714 times. They've had 634 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They score 4.67 runs per game and have totaled 434 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 42-43-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 41-51-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 44-43-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 49-44-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
07/16/16 LF Trayce Thompson Back 15-day DL (7/10)
07/01/16 CF Joc Pederson Shoulder 15-day DL (6/29)
06/30/16 P Clayton Kershaw Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/30/16 LF Enrique Hernandez Ribs 15-day DL (6/28)
05/31/16 P Alex Wood Tricep 60-day DL (5/31)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 60-day DL (5/22)
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
07/08/16 1B Ryan Zimmerman Ribs 15-day DL (7/7)
07/03/16 P Joe Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (7/3)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals
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