Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks 7/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Patrick Corbin
Chase Field is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, July 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks.
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Washington opens at -112 while Arizona opens at +102. The Nationals have a 47-43-4 over/under record and a 48-46-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 51-43-0 against the run line and have a 41-48-5 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 47-43-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 48-46-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 41-48-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 51-43-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
7/19/2017 Michael Taylor CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/18/2017 Aaron Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/18/2017 Jayson Werth LF Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/17/2017 Koda Glover RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/17/2017 Carter Kieboom SS Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/17/2017 Brandon Snyder LF Arm Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/17/2017 Juan Soto RF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
7/16/2017 Tim Collins RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/16/2017 Joe Ross SP Elbow Out for the season
7/15/2017 Rafael Bautista RF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/5/2017 Shawn Kelley RP Neck Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/1/2017 Zach Collier LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/1/2017 Nick Lee RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
6/30/2017 Trea Turner SS Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
6/1/2017 Adam Eaton CF Knee Out for the season
11/18/2016 Bryan Harper RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
7/20/2017 J.D. Martinez RF Hand Probable for Jul 20
7/19/2017 Reymond Fuentes CF Thumb Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/18/2017 Randall Delgado RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/18/2017 Steve Hathaway RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/15/2017 Rubby De La Rosa RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/14/2017 Marcus Wilson CF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
7/13/2017 Nick Ahmed SS Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/7/2017 Blake Beavan SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/5/2017 Yasmany Tomas LF Groin Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/1/2017 Yoan Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
6/5/2017 Josh Thole C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
5/12/2017 Shelby Miller SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 57-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 11-5 record with an earned run average of 2.01 and a WHIP of 0.80. He has 183 strikeouts over his 134.1 innings pitched and he's given up 76 hits. He allows 5.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.32 and they have given up 286 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 240 hitters and walked 96 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 783 base hits and 383 earned runs. They have allowed 119 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 286 batters and struck out 844. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team Washington is hitting .278, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .473 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 102 hits this season in 316 at bats with 65 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .582 and an OPS+ of 141. Bryce Harper is hitting .337 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .442. He has totaled 110 hits and he has driven in 73 men in 326 at bats. His OPS+ is 174 while his slugging percentage is at .632. The Nationals have 917 hits, including 190 doubles and 141 home runs. Washington has walked 338 times so far this season and they have struck out 738 times as a unit. They have left 671 men on base and have a team OPS of .818. They score 5.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 525 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 54-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.66, Patrick Corbin has a 6-9 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 101 strikeouts over the 106.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 131 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 250 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 294 batters and walked 104 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 756 base knocks and 326 earned runs this season. They have given up 96 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 296 hitters and struck out 873 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.67.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 12th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Chris Owings comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .319. He has 95 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 332 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .470 with an OPS+ of 97. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .315 this season and he has an OBP of .432. He has collected 106 hits in 336 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He has an OPS+ of 153 and a slugging percentage of .577. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 837 base hits, including 188 doubles and 117 homers. Arizona has walked 317 times this year and they have struck out on 841 occasions. They have had 646 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 4.99 runs per game and totaled 469 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +102
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