Tuesday, June 6, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Brandon McCarthy
The Washington Nationals visit Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Brandon McCarthy for the Dodgers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -120 and Los Angeles at +110. The Nationals have a 29-23-3 over/under record and a 28-27-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 25-35-0 against the run line and have a 25-32-3 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 29-23-3 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 28-27-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 25-32-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 25-35-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
06/05/17 LF Jayson Werth Foot is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
05/24/17 LF Chris Heisey Bicep 10-day DL (05/24)
05/17/17 P Joe Blanton Shoulder 10-day DL (05/14)
04/20/17 P Sammy Solis Elbow 10-day DL (04/19)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
06/05/17 P Brandon McCarthy Blister probable for next scheduled start Tuesday vs. Washington Nationals
05/29/17 P Alex Wood Shoulder 10-day DL (05/27)
05/28/17 P Luis Avilan Tricep 10-day DL (05/24)
05/27/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 60-day DL (03/30)
05/27/17 CF Andrew Toles ACL 60-day DL (05/10)
05/26/17 CF Joc Pederson Concussion 7-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 3B Justin Turner Hamstring 10-day DL (05/19)
05/09/17 RF Andre Ethier Back 60-day DL (03/30)
04/19/17 1B Rob Segedin Toe 60-day DL (04/19)
03/31/17 P Josh Ravin Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (02/15)
03/31/17 P Brock Stewart Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 35-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 6-3 record with an earned run average of 2.56 and a WHIP of 0.89. He has 100 strikeouts over his 77.1 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He allows 5.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.15 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the bullpen and they've struck out 137 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 471 base hits and 230 earned runs. They have allowed 71 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 170 batters and struck out 476. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
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As a team Washington is hitting .279, good for 1st in the league. The Nationals hold a .481 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Daniel Murphy is hitting .340 with an on-base percentage of .393. He has 70 hits this season in 206 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .573 and an OPS+ of 152. Bryce Harper is hitting .324 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .441. He has totaled 57 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 176 at bats. His OPS+ is 184 while his slugging percentage is at .648. The Nationals have 541 hits, including 112 doubles and 86 home runs. Washington has walked 201 times so far this season and they have struck out 427 times as a unit. They have left 395 men on base and have a team OPS of .828. They score 5.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 314 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 35-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Brandon McCarthy has a 5-2 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 47 strikeouts over the 50.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 46 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.70 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 238 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.2. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 438 base knocks and 185 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 163 hitters and struck out 563 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.32.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 13th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Yasmani Grandal comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .333. He has 47 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 172 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .459 with an OPS+ of 111. Corey Seager is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 55 hits in 203 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Dodgers as a unit have 491 base hits, including 114 doubles and 65 homers. Los Angeles has walked 226 times this year and they have struck out on 502 occasions. They have had 393 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 283 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -120
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