Wednesday, July 6, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Garza vs. Tanner Roark
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Nationals Park on Wednesday to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Matt Garza for the Brewers and Tanner Roark for the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +170 and Washington at -180. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Brewers have a 41-37-4 over/under record and a 42-40-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Nationals are 43-41-0 against the run line and have a 42-36-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Brewers head into this matchup with a 36-46 record, including 14-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Garza has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.66. He has 14 strikeouts over his 21.2 innings pitched and he has given up 29 hits so far this season. He has allowed 12 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.98. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 279 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen while being struck out 258 times and walking 122 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 9.24 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.46 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Brewers pitchers have collectively given up 746 base hits and 361 earned runs. They have allowed 101 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 289 batters and struck out 602. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.67.
As a team, Milwaukee is batting .247, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .241 average away from home. The Brewers hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.12 hits per game. Ryan Braun comes into this game hitting .323 and his on-base percentage is at .378. He has 86 hits this season along with 35 runs scored and 44 runs batted in. He's struck out 45 times and has walked 21 times. Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .296 and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 82 hits so far while scoring 40 runs and he's driven in 39. He has walked 26 times and has struck out 57 times. The Brewers have 666 hits, including 126 doubles and 84 home runs. They've stolen 68 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 27 times. Milwaukee has walked 305 times this season and they've struck out 780 times as a unit. They've left 565 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 3.99 runs per contest and have scored a total of 327 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this matchup with a 26-14 home record and a 50-34 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.93, Tanner Roark has a 7-5 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 93 strikeouts over the 107.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 98 hits. He has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.37. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 193 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 246 times and walking 74 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.65 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.46 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.28. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 646 base knocks and 277 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 229 hitters and struck out 799. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.41.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Nationals hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.51 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .258 and he has an OBP of .404. He has 69 hits this year along with 47 runs scored and 48 RBI. He's struck out 54 times and has walked on 66 occasions. Daniel Murphy is hitting .347 and he has an OBP of .387. He has collected 108 hits so far while he's scored 48 runs and drove in 56. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 35 times. The Nationals as a unit have 715 base hits, including 135 doubles and 114 homers. They have 50 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Washington as a team has walked 302 times this year and they have struck out 645 times. They've had 579 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They score 4.69 runs per game and have totaled 394 runs so far this season.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 41-37-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 42-40-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 42-36-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 43-41-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/10/16 RF Domingo Santana Elbow 15-day DL (6/8)
05/27/16 P Chris Capuano Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/04/16 LF Rymer Liriano Facial 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zach Jones Shoulder 60-day DL (3/31)
04/02/16 P Yhonathan Barrios Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Sean Nolin Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
07/03/16 P Joe Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (7/3)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers
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