Monday, June 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Washington Nationals visit Dodger Stadium on Monday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +173 and Los Angeles at -183. The over/under was set at 5.5. The Nationals have a 35-28-6 over/under record and a 36-33-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Dodgers are 29-39-0 against the run line and have a 32-31-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
The Nationals head into this matchup with a 43-26 record, including 23-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 10-0 record with an earned run average of 2.90 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 118 strikeouts over his 93 innings pitched and he has given up 75 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.83. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen while being struck out 197 times and walking 68 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.49 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.58 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.30. The Nationals pitchers have collectively given up 520 base hits and 229 earned runs. They have allowed 67 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 194 batters and struck out 665. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 3.43.
As a team, Washington is batting .251, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The Nationals hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.49 hits per game. Bryce Harper comes into this game hitting .254 and his on-base percentage is at .404. He has 54 hits this season along with 41 runs scored and 42 runs batted in. He's struck out 45 times and has walked 56 times. Daniel Murphy is hitting .360 and he has an on-base percentage of .401. He has totaled 91 hits so far while scoring 40 runs and he's driven in 46. He has walked 15 times and has struck out 28 times. The Nationals have 586 hits, including 106 doubles and 93 home runs. They've stolen 38 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 17 times. Washington has walked 241 times this season and they've struck out 528 times as a unit. They've left 467 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 322 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 19-15 home record and a 37-33 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.58, Clayton Kershaw has a 10-1 record and a 0.66 WHIP. He has 133 strikeouts over the 108 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 64 hits. He has allowed 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.65. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 157 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 216 times and walking 75 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.13 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.35 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 505 base knocks and 238 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 188 hitters and struck out 652. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.10 while their FIP as a staff is 3.40.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.75 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .275 and he has an OBP of .351. He has 67 hits this year along with 24 runs scored and 32 RBI. He's struck out 60 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Corey Seager is hitting .277 and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 75 hits so far while he's scored 45 runs and drove in 36. He has earned a walk 26 times and has punched out 55 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 552 base hits, including 100 doubles and 78 homers. They have 23 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 12 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 237 times this year and they have struck out 547 times. They've had 465 men left on base and have an OPS of .692. They score 4.23 runs per game and have totaled 296 runs so far this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 35-28-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 36-33-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 32-31-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 29-39-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/14/16 P Jonathan Papelbon Side 15-day DL (6/13)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Los Angeles Dodgers
06/03/16 RF Yasiel Puig Hamstring 15-day DL (6/3)
05/31/16 P Alex Wood Tricep 15-day DL (5/31)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 15-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 Brandon McCarthy Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals
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