Monday, October 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Kenta Maeda
The Washington Nationals head to Dodger Stadium on Monday to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The series is tied 1-1. The probable pitchers are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers. The opening line for this game has Washington at +128 and Los Angeles at -152. The over/under is 7.5. The Nationals have a 76-78-8 over/under mark and a 83-79-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Dodgers are 81-81-0 against the run line and have a 69-83-10 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Nationals head into this game with a 95-67 record, and they are 45-36 on the road. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 11-11 record with an ERA of 4.57 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 171 strikeouts during his 177.1 innings pitched and he has given up 179 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.76. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.37 and they have allowed 429 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the pen while they've been struck out 489 times and walked 164 times this year. As a unit, Washington has given up 7.84 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 hitters per nine. They are 2nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.51. The Nationals pitchers have collectively given up 1,272 base hits and 570 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 468 batters and struck out 1,476. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.58.
As a team, Washington is hitting .256, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .259 average on the road. The Nationals have a .426 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .326 which is good for 10th in the league. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.66 hits per contest. Trea Turner comes into this game hitting .342 and his on-base percentage is at .370. He has 105 hits this season along with 53 runs scored and 40 runs batted in. He's struck out 59 times and has walked 14 times. Jayson Werth is hitting .244 and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 128 hits so far while scoring 84 runs and he's driven in 69. He has walked 71 times and has struck out 139 times. The Nationals have 1,403 hits, including 268 doubles and 203 home runs. They've stolen 121 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 39 times. Washington has walked 536 times this season and they've struck out 1,252 times as a unit. They've left 1,105 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 763 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 53-28 home mark and a 91-71 overall record. With an ERA of 3.48, Kenta Maeda has a 16-11 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 179 strikeouts over the 175.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 150 hits. He has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.58. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 481 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 633 times and walking 204 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.37 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.19 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,266 base knocks and 598 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 165 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 464 hitters and struck out 1,510. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .255 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.7 hits per contest. Justin Turner comes into this matchup batting .275 and he has an OBP of .339. He has 153 hits this year along with 79 runs scored and 90 RBI. He's struck out 107 times and has walked on 48 occasions. Joc Pederson is hitting .246 and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 100 hits so far while he's scored 64 runs and drove in 68. He has earned a walk 63 times and has punched out 130 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,375 base hits, including 272 doubles and 189 homers. They have 45 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 525 times this year and they have struck out 1,321 times. They've had 1,106 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They score 4.48 runs per game and have totaled 725 runs so far this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 76-78-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 83-79-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 69-83-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 81-81-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/27/16 C Wilson Ramos Knee out for season
09/09/16 P Stephen Strasburg Elbow out indefinitely
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Los Angeles Dodgers
10/04/16 P Adam Liberatore Elbow out for season
09/10/16 P Carlos Frias Oblique 60-day DL (9/9)
08/10/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Wrist 60-day DL (8/8)
07/21/16 P Chris Hatcher Oblique 60-day DL (7/20)
07/19/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
07/16/16 LF Trayce Thompson Back 60-day DL (7/10)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 60-day DL (5/22)
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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