Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Ross vs. Julio Urias
The Washington Nationals visit Dodger Stadium on Wednesday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Joe Ross for the Nationals and Julio Urias for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +118 and Los Angeles at -128. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Nationals have a 36-29-6 over/under record and a 36-35-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Dodgers are 30-40-0 against the run line and have a 33-32-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
The Nationals head into this matchup with a 43-28 record, including 23-16 on the road. Starting pitcher Joe Ross has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 3.13 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 65 strikeouts over his 77.2 innings pitched and he has given up 67 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.66. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 156 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen while being struck out 204 times and walking 69 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.54 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.55 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.34. The Nationals pitchers have collectively given up 537 base hits and 238 earned runs. They have allowed 69 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 200 batters and struck out 680. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.44.
As a team, Washington is batting .250, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .251 average away from home. The Nationals hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.45 hits per game. Bryce Harper comes into this game hitting .255 and his on-base percentage is at .404. He has 56 hits this season along with 41 runs scored and 42 runs batted in. He's struck out 49 times and has walked 57 times. Daniel Murphy is hitting .356 and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 93 hits so far while scoring 40 runs and he's driven in 46. He has walked 15 times and has struck out 29 times. The Nationals have 600 hits, including 108 doubles and 96 home runs. They've stolen 39 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 18 times. Washington has walked 242 times this season and they've struck out 551 times as a unit. They've left 476 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 326 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 21-15 home record and a 39-33 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.50, Julio Urias has a 0-2 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 22 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 25 hits. He has allowed 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.94. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.05 and they have given up 158 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 220 times and walking 75 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.14 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.25 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.40. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 518 base knocks and 240 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 65 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 191 hitters and struck out 672. 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 3.35.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 12th 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 .320 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.73 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .271 and he has an OBP of .349. He has 68 hits this year along with 24 runs scored and 32 RBI. He's struck out 60 times and has walked on 30 occasions. Corey Seager is hitting .283 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 79 hits so far while he's scored 46 runs and drove in 36. He has earned a walk 26 times and has punched out 56 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 567 base hits, including 104 doubles and 81 homers. They have 23 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 12 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 241 times this year and they have struck out 562 times. They've had 476 men left on base and have an OPS of .693. They score 4.19 runs per game and have totaled 302 runs so far this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 36-29-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 36-35-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 33-32-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 30-40-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/20/16 P Stephen Strasburg Back "?" for next scheduled start Sunday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
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
06/21/16 RF Yasiel Puig Hamstring 15-day DL (6/3); expected to be activated Tuesday vs. Washington Nationals
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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