Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals 8/8/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Vance Worley vs. A.J. Cole
The Miami Marlins head to Nationals Park on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 to take on the Washington Nationals. The expected starting pitchers are Vance Worley for the Marlins and A.J. Cole for the Nationals.
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The odds for this matchup have Miami at +135 and Washington at -145. The Marlins have a 56-46-7 over/under mark and a 58-51-0 run line record. The Nationals are 54-55-0 against the run line and have a 54-51-4 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 56-46-7 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 58-51-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 54-51-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 54-55-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
08/05/17 P Kyle Barraclough Shoulder 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
08/06/17 P Max Scherzer Neck left last game, is upgraded to expected to start Monday vs. Miami
08/04/17 P Enny Romero Forearm 10-day DL (08/04)
08/04/17 P Gio Gonzalez Paternity List out indefinitely
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)
07/07/17 CF Michael Taylor Oblique 10-day DL (07/07)
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 Marlins have a 52-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Vance Worley has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.31 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 32 strikeouts over his 40.2 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 373 hitters and walked 184 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 924 base hits and 494 earned runs. They have allowed 119 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 418 batters and struck out 831. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.49.
As a team Miami is hitting .265, good for 4th in the league. The Marlins hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 129 hits this season in 421 at bats with 87 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .553 and an OPS+ of 141. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 79 men in 400 at bats. His OPS+ is 156 while his slugging percentage is at .608. The Marlins have 995 hits, including 184 doubles and 133 home runs. Miami has walked 310 times so far this season and they have struck out 850 times as a unit. They have left 738 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 514 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 65-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.91, A.J. Cole has a 1-1 record and a 1.82 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 12 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have given up 332 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 303 batters and walked 116 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 901 base knocks and 446 earned runs this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 341 hitters and struck out 995 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 3rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Ryan Zimmerman comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .353. He has 113 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 367 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .572 with an OPS+ of 134. Bryce Harper is hitting .326 this season and he has an OBP of .422. He has collected 126 hits in 387 at bats while driving in 81 runs. He has an OPS+ of 164 and a slugging percentage of .615. The Nationals as a unit have 1,042 base hits, including 221 doubles and 165 homers. Washington has walked 373 times this year and they have struck out on 867 occasions. They have had 753 men left on base and have an OPS of .810. They have scored 5.49 runs per game and totaled 598 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins +135
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