Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals 9/16/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. A.J. Cole
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Nationals Park on Saturday, September 16, 2017 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Rich Hill for the Dodgers and A.J. Cole for the Nationals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -150 and Washington at +140. The Dodgers have a 61-75-10 over/under record and a 73-73-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 71-75-0 against the run line and have a 64-72-10 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 61-75-10 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 73-73-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 64-72-10 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 71-75-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
07/28/17 P Grant Dayton Neck 60-day DL (07/28)
07/23/17 P Brandon McCarthy Finger 60-day DL (07/21)
06/25/17 LF Franklin Gutierrez Back 60-day DL (06/25)
06/05/17 P Adam Liberatore Forearm 10-day DL (05/31)
05/27/17 CF Andrew Toles ACL 60-day DL (05/10)
05/27/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (02/15)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
09/14/17 2B Daniel Murphy Neck "?" Friday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
09/07/17 P Erick Fedde Forearm 60-day DL (09/04)
08/28/17 2B Stephen Drew Abdominal 60-day DL (07/29)
08/16/17 LF Brian Goodwin Groin 10-day DL (08/16)
08/13/17 RF Bryce Harper Knee 10-day DL (08/13)
07/26/17 LF Ryan Raburn Trapezius 60-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)
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 94-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rich Hill has a 9-8 record with an earned run average of 3.67 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 140 strikeouts over his 117.2 innings pitched and he's given up 91 hits. He allows 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 409 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 568 hitters and walked 156 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 1,109 base hits and 494 earned runs. They have allowed 166 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 399 batters and struck out 1,399. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .250, good for 21st in the league. The Dodgers hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Justin Turner is hitting .326 with an on-base percentage of .419. He has 137 hits this season in 420 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .536 and an OPS+ of 151. Cody Bellinger is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 86 men in 426 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .603. The Dodgers have 1,224 hits, including 279 doubles and 198 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 586 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,260 times as a unit. They have left 1,037 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 696 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 89-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.30, A.J. Cole has a 2-4 record and a 1.57 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 37.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 38 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 427 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 389 batters and walked 144 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,186 base knocks and 562 earned runs this season. They have given up 177 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 441 hitters and struck out 1,307 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 3rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Ryan Zimmerman comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .357. He has 144 hits this year along with 95 RBI in 480 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .552 with an OPS+ of 130. Daniel Murphy is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 157 hits in 489 at bats while driving in 88 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .546. The Nationals as a unit have 1,350 base hits, including 285 doubles and 196 homers. Washington has walked 484 times this year and they have struck out on 1,173 occasions. They have had 987 men left on base and have an OPS of .788. They have scored 5.17 runs per game and totaled 755 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals +140
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