Saturday, July 15, 2017
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Luis Castillo
The Washington Nationals head to Great American Ball Park on Saturday, July 15, 2017 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Luis Castillo for the Reds.
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The odds for this matchup have Washington at -189 and Cincinnati at +178. The Nationals have a 45-39-4 over/under mark and a 43-45-0 run line record. The Reds are 48-40-0 against the run line and have a 47-37-4 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 45-39-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 43-45-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 47-37-4 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 48-40-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
07/09/17 P Joe Ross Tricep left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
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)
06/11/17 P Koda Glover Back 10-day DL (06/11)
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 Cincinnati Reds Injuries
07/05/17 C Devin Mesoraco Shoulder 10-day DL (07/05)
06/29/17 P Brandon Finnegan Tricep 10-day DL (06/28)
06/26/17 P Bronson Arroyo Shoulder 60-day DL (06/19)
06/18/17 P Anthony DeSclafani Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 60-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 52-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 10-5 record with an earned run average of 2.10 and a WHIP of 0.78. He has 173 strikeouts over his 128.1 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He allows 5.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.20 and they have given up 269 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen and they've struck out 225 hitters and walked 89 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 743 base hits and 365 earned runs. They have allowed 113 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 266 batters and struck out 791. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.14.
As a team Washington is hitting .277, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .467 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.7 hits per game. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .330 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 98 hits this season in 297 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .596 and an OPS+ of 146. Bryce Harper is hitting .325 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .431. He has totaled 99 hits and he has driven in 65 men in 305 at bats. His OPS+ is 162 while his slugging percentage is at .590. The Nationals have 855 hits, including 181 doubles and 125 home runs. Washington has walked 319 times so far this season and they have struck out 681 times as a unit. They have left 633 men on base and have a team OPS of .812. They score 5.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 486 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 39-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.13, Luis Castillo has a 1-1 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 23 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 22 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 299 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 327 batters and walked 145 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 781 base knocks and 439 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 331 hitters and struck out 696 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 5.23.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 10th in the league. The Reds hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Adam Duvall comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .321. He has 91 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 327 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .557 with an OPS+ of 123. Joey Votto is hitting .315 this season and he has an OBP of .427. He has collected 99 hits in 314 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 171 and a slugging percentage of .631. The Reds as a unit have 789 base hits, including 155 doubles and 125 homers. Cincinnati has walked 277 times this year and they have struck out on 707 occasions. They have had 613 men left on base and have an OPS of .778. They have scored 4.82 runs per game and totaled 424 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -189
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