San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 8/12/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Max Scherzer
The San Francisco Giants visit Nationals Park on Saturday, August 12, 2017 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
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The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +236 and Washington at -258. The Giants have a 55-51-10 over/under record and a 48-68-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 55-58-0 against the run line and have a 56-53-4 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 55-51-10 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 48-68-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 56-53-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 55-58-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
08/05/17 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 7-day DL (08/05)
08/01/17 P Johnny Cueto Blister 10-day DL (07/15)
07/09/17 RF Austin Slater Groin 10-day DL (07/08)
07/02/17 3B Christian Arroyo Finger 60-day DL (07/02)
06/29/17 P Mark Melancon Arm 10-day DL (06/28)
06/09/17 LF Michael Morse Concussion 10-day DL (06/08)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
08/10/17 3B Anthony Rendon Illness "?" Friday vs. San Francisco Giants
08/09/17 P AJ Cole Side "?" for next scheduled start
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 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 Giants have a 46-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 7-11 record with an earned run average of 4.75 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 154 strikeouts over his 149.2 innings pitched and he's given up 154 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 354 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 323 hitters and walked 156 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,120 base hits and 527 earned runs. They have allowed 123 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 356 batters and struck out 880. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .246, good for 25th in the league. The Giants hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Buster Posey is hitting .321 with an on-base percentage of .410. He has 116 hits this season in 361 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .482 and an OPS+ of 136. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .324 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 352 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .469. The Giants have 988 hits, including 211 doubles and 92 home runs. San Francisco has walked 335 times so far this season and they have struck out 847 times as a unit. They have left 786 men on base and have a team OPS of .684. They score 4.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 465 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 68-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.23, Max Scherzer has a 12-5 record and a 0.85 WHIP. He has 210 strikeouts over the 153.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 92 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 338 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 312 batters and walked 120 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 927 base knocks and 458 earned runs this season. They have given up 143 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 353 hitters and struck out 1,028 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .327 with an OBP of .420. He has 131 hits this year along with 87 RBI in 401 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .616 with an OPS+ of 164. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 117 hits in 381 at bats while driving in 81 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .580. The Nationals as a unit have 1,081 base hits, including 230 doubles and 169 homers. Washington has walked 385 times this year and they have struck out on 885 occasions. They have had 780 men left on base and have an OPS of .812. They have scored 5.46 runs per game and totaled 617 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants +236
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