Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks 7/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Robbie Ray
Chase Field is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, July 23, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks.
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Washington opens at -118 while Arizona opens at +108. The Nationals have a 48-43-4 over/under record and a 48-47-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 53-43-0 against the run line and have a 43-48-5 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 48-43-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 48-47-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 43-48-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 53-43-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
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 10-day DL (06/04)
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
07/22/17 P Taijuan Walker Paternity List "?" next start
07/22/17 RF J.D. Martinez Wrist "?" Saturday vs. Washington Nationals
07/21/17 CF Reymond Fuentes Thumb 10-day DL (07/19)
07/16/17 P Randall Delgado Elbow 10-day DL (07/16)
06/28/17 SS Nick Ahmed Hand 10-day DL (06/28)
06/06/17 RF Yasmany Tomas Shoulder 10-day DL (06/03)
05/28/17 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (04/24)
05/28/17 P Steve Hathaway Shoulder 60-day DL (03/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 57-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 10-3 record with an earned run average of 3.31 and a WHIP of 1.10. He has 139 strikeouts over his 119.2 innings pitched and he's given up 98 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.28 and they have given up 290 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 246 hitters and walked 99 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th 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. Bryce Harper is hitting .337 with an on-base percentage of .442. He has 110 hits this season in 326 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .632 and an OPS+ of 174. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .323 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 102 hits and he has driven in 65 men in 316 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .582. 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 56-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.97, Robbie Ray has a 9-4 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 145 strikeouts over the 112 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 81 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 254 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 299 batters and walked 105 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 3.48. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 764 base knocks and 328 earned runs this season. They have given up 98 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 297 hitters and struck out 882 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 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 3.68.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 12th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .443 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. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .311 with an OBP of .427. He has 106 hits this year along with 72 RBI in 341 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .569 with an OPS+ of 149. Chris Owings is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 95 hits in 336 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .464. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 846 base hits, including 191 doubles and 121 homers. Arizona has walked 321 times this year and they have struck out on 854 occasions. They have had 647 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They have scored 5.06 runs per game and totaled 481 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +108
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