Friday, April 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola vs. Stephen Strasburg
Nationals Park is the site of the matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals on Friday, April 14, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Aaron Nola for the Phillies and Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals.
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Philadelphia opens at +194 while Washington opens at -210. The Phillies have a 5-4-0 over/under record and a 5-4-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 4-5-0 against the run line and have a 5-4-0 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 5-4-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 4-5-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
04/12/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm out indefinitely
04/10/17 P Jeremy Hellickson Forearm "?" for next scheduled start
04/02/17 P Zach Eflin Knee 10-day DL (03/30)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 3-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Nola has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 7 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.73 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the bullpen and they've struck out 38 hitters and walked 13 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.35. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 84 base hits and 47 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 32 batters and struck out 83. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 5.11.
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As a team Philadelphia is hitting .249, good for 12th in the league. The Phillies hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Odubel Herrera is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .421. He has 10 hits this season in 32 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .375 and an OPS+ of 118. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 39 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .513. The Phillies have 75 hits, including 16 doubles and 11 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 34 times so far this season and they have struck out 81 times as a unit. They have left 53 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 5.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 46 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 5-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.21, Stephen Strasburg has a 1-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 14 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 11 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.75 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .303 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 28 batters and walked 9 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.13. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 85 base knocks and 46 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 24 hitters and struck out 78 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .300, good for 1st in the league. The Nationals hold a .497 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .371, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.3 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .344 with an OBP of .488. He has 11 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 32 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .594 with an OPS+ of 187. Daniel Murphy is hitting .450 this season and he has an OBP of .463. He has collected 18 hits in 40 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 210 and a slugging percentage of .725. The Nationals as a unit have 93 base hits, including 22 doubles and 13 homers. Washington has walked 35 times this year and they have struck out on 75 occasions. They have had 67 men left on base and have an OPS of .867. They have scored 5.44 runs per game and totaled 49 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals -210
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