Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals 8/29/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Nicolino vs. Edwin Jackson
The Miami Marlins head to Nationals Park on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 to take on the Washington Nationals. The expected starting pitchers are Justin Nicolino for the Marlins and Edwin Jackson for the Nationals.
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The odds for this matchup have Miami at +106 and Washington at -116. The Marlins have a 66-56-7 over/under mark and a 72-57-0 run line record. The Nationals are 64-65-0 against the run line and have a 60-63-6 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 66-56-7 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 72-57-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 60-63-6 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 64-65-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
08/16/17 P Jarlin Garcia Bicep 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/17 P Chris O'Grady Oblique 10-day DL (08/08)
08/07/17 1B Justin Bour Oblique 10-day DL (07/25)
08/04/17 P Edinson Volquez Knee 10-day DL (07/06)
07/29/17 P Nick Wittgren Elbow 10-day DL (07/27)
07/25/17 SS J.T. Riddle Shoulder 10-day DL (07/25)
07/18/17 3B Martin Prado Knee 10-day DL (07/18)
05/06/17 P Wei-Yin Chen Arm 10-day DL (05/02)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
08/27/17 P Max Scherzer Neck 10-day DL (08/15) - expected to start Monday vs. Miami Marlins
08/18/17 P Ryan Madson Finger 10-day DL (08/14)
08/16/17 LF Brian Goodwin Groin 10-day DL (08/16)
08/16/17 SS Trea Turner Wrist 60-day DL (06/30)
08/13/17 RF Bryce Harper Knee 10-day DL (08/13)
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 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)
06/06/17 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 Marlins have a 66-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Nicolino has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.45 and a WHIP of 1.91. He has 19 strikeouts over his 33 innings pitched and he's given up 49 hits. He allows 13.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 451 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 444 hitters and walked 204 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,101 base hits and 579 earned runs. They have allowed 145 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 476 batters and struck out 967. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team Miami is hitting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Marlins hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 141 hits this season in 476 at bats with 108 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .670 and an OPS+ of 176. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .309 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 151 hits and he has driven in 102 men in 489 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Marlins have 1,175 hits, including 214 doubles and 162 home runs. Miami has walked 380 times so far this season and they have struck out 992 times as a unit. They have left 875 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 615 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 78-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Edwin Jackson has a 4-3 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 48 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 50 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 379 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 351 batters and walked 134 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,047 base knocks and 504 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 394 hitters and struck out 1,155 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 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 .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .375. He has 142 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 446 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .545 with an OPS+ of 134. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 128 hits in 428 at bats while driving in 86 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .565. The Nationals as a unit have 1,205 base hits, including 254 doubles and 181 homers. Washington has walked 436 times this year and they have struck out on 1,037 occasions. They have had 889 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They have scored 5.26 runs per game and totaled 678 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -116
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