Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Edwin Jackson vs. Jesse Chavez
The Washington Nationals visit Angel Stadium on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Edwin Jackson for the Nationals and Jesse Chavez for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +110 and Los Angeles at -120. The Nationals have a 47-40-4 over/under record and a 46-45-0 run line mark. The Angels are 54-39-0 against the run line and have a 43-47-3 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 47-40-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 46-45-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 43-47-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 54-39-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
07/14/17 P Joe Ross Tricep 10-day DL (07/14)
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 Los Angeles Angels Injuries
07/05/17 P Huston Street Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/20/17 P Bud Norris Knee 10-day DL (06/19)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (06/15)
05/21/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (04/10)
04/29/17 P Tyler Skaggs Oblique 60-day DL (04/29)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 55-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 7.20 and a WHIP of 3.00. He has 2 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He allows 19.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 9.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.31 and they have given up 281 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the bullpen and they've struck out 235 hitters and walked 93 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 766 base hits and 372 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 279 batters and struck out 822. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
As a team Washington is hitting .279, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .473 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .322 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 98 hits this season in 304 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .582 and an OPS+ of 141. Bryce Harper is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .434. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 318 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .604. The Nationals have 893 hits, including 188 doubles and 135 home runs. Washington has walked 332 times so far this season and they have struck out 712 times as a unit. They have left 654 men on base and have a team OPS of .820. They score 5.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 515 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 46-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.99, Jesse Chavez has a 5-10 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 101 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 104 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 277 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 330 batters and walked 95 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 794 base knocks and 392 earned runs this season. They have given up 134 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 282 hitters and struck out 783 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 26th in the league. The Angels hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Yunel Escobar comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .346. He has 83 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 289 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .412 with an OPS+ of 106. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 102 hits in 350 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Angels as a unit have 765 base hits, including 137 doubles and 98 homers. Los Angeles has walked 295 times this year and they have struck out on 713 occasions. They have had 610 men left on base and have an OPS of .692. They have scored 4.05 runs per game and totaled 385 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Angels -120 and under 2 total runs
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