Los Angeles Angels at Washington Nationals 8/16/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ricky Nolasco vs. Tanner Roark
The Los Angeles Angels visit Nationals Park on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Ricky Nolasco for the Angels and Tanner Roark for the Nationals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +121 and Washington at -131. The Angels have a 55-58-4 over/under record and a 66-51-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 57-59-0 against the run line and have a 56-55-5 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 55-58-4 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 66-51-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 56-55-5 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 57-59-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
08/08/17 3B Yunel Escobar Ribs 10-day DL (08/08)
07/24/17 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 10-day DL (07/24)
07/05/17 P Huston Street Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (07/03)
06/20/17 P Bud Norris Knee 10-day DL (06/19)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (06/15)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
08/13/17 RF Bryce Harper Knee 10-day DL (08/13)
08/09/17 P AJ Cole Side "?" for next scheduled start
08/04/17 P Enny Romero Forearm 10-day DL (08/04)
07/29/17 2B Stephen Drew Abdominal 10-day DL (07/29)
07/26/17 P Stephen Strasburg Forearm 10-day DL (07/26)
07/26/17 LF Ryan Raburn Trapezius 10-day DL (07/22)
07/23/17 LF Chris Heisey Groin 10-day DL (07/23)
07/17/17 P Joe Ross Tricep 60-day DL (07/14)
07/17/17 P Koda Glover Back 60-day DL (06/11)
06/29/17 SS Trea Turner Wrist 10-day DL (06/30)
06/19/17 P Shawn Kelley Trapezius 10-day DL (06/17)
06/06/17 LF Jayson Werth Foot 60-day DL (06/04)
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 61-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco has a 5-12 record with an earned run average of 5.24 and a WHIP of 1.45. He has 109 strikeouts over his 134 innings pitched and he's given up 155 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 411 hitters and walked 120 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 1,006 base hits and 489 earned runs. They have allowed 161 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 353 batters and struck out 955. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .245, good for 24th in the league. The Angels hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 131 hits this season in 435 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .457 and an OPS+ of 120. Mike Trout is hitting .341 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .468. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 261 at bats. His OPS+ is 211 while his slugging percentage is at .690. The Angels have 978 hits, including 180 doubles and 127 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 369 times so far this season and they have struck out 870 times as a unit. They have left 764 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 511 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 70-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.74, Tanner Roark has a 9-7 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 112 strikeouts over the 131 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 131 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 344 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 318 batters and walked 123 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 950 base knocks and 465 earned runs this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 362 hitters and struck out 1,055 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .330 with an OBP of .384. He has 134 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 406 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .574 with an OPS+ of 144. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 122 hits in 393 at bats while driving in 83 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .585. The Nationals as a unit have 1,110 base hits, including 233 doubles and 173 homers. Washington has walked 392 times this year and they have struck out on 920 occasions. They have had 802 men left on base and have an OPS of .809. They have scored 5.41 runs per game and totaled 628 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels +121
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