Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals 9/9/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mark Leiter vs. Edwin Jackson
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Nationals Park on Saturday, September 9, 2017 to take on the Washington Nationals. The expected starting pitchers are Mark Leiter for the Phillies and Edwin Jackson for the Nationals.
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The odds for this matchup have Philadelphia at +173 and Washington at -183. The Phillies have a 64-66-10 over/under mark and a 74-66-0 run line record. The Nationals are 70-70-0 against the run line and have a 62-69-9 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 64-66-10 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 74-66-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 62-69-9 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 70-70-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
09/06/17 2B Pedro Florimon Ankle 60-day DL (09/06)
09/01/17 P Jerad Eickhoff Hand 60-day DL (09/01)
08/22/17 P Zach Eflin Shoulder 10-day DL (08/22)
08/11/17 P Vince Velasquez Finger 60-day DL (08/11)
08/08/17 C Andrew Knapp Hand 10-day DL (08/04)
06/23/17 P Casey Fien Shoulder 60-day DL (06/23)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (04/15)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
09/07/17 P Max Scherzer Calf probable for next scheduled start Friday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
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 Phillies have a 53-87 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mark Leiter has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 4.74 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 59 strikeouts over his 68.1 innings pitched and he's given up 64 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 477 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 450 hitters and walked 192 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,298 base hits and 650 earned runs. They have allowed 190 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 452 batters and struck out 1,100. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.58.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .250, good for 20th in the league. The Phillies hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .308. He has 138 hits this season in 537 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .391 and an OPS+ of 84. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 127 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 440 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .425. The Phillies have 1,199 hits, including 254 doubles and 147 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 414 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,216 times as a unit. They have left 938 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 578 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 86-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.62, Edwin Jackson has a 5-4 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 59.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 61 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 372 batters and walked 141 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,128 base knocks and 527 earned runs this season. They have given up 168 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 423 hitters and struck out 1,246 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 3rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .320 with an OBP of .380. He has 153 hits this year along with 88 RBI in 478 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .548 with an OPS+ of 136. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 140 hits in 463 at bats while driving in 93 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .564. The Nationals as a unit have 1,297 base hits, including 274 doubles and 191 homers. Washington has walked 474 times this year and they have struck out on 1,125 occasions. They have had 954 men left on base and have an OPS of .790. They have scored 5.21 runs per game and totaled 730 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -183
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