Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Clayton Kershaw
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
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Washington opens at +153 while Los Angeles opens at -163. The Nationals have a 29-24-3 over/under record and a 29-27-0 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 29-24-3 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 29-27-0 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
06/06/17 LF Jayson Werth Foot 10-day DL (06/04)
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 Adam Liberatore Forearm 10-day DL (05/31)
06/05/17 P Alex Wood Shoulder is upgraded to probable next scheduled start
06/05/17 P Brandon McCarthy Blister probable for next scheduled start Tuesday vs. Washington Nationals
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 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 36-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 7-1 record with an earned run average of 2.91 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 81 strikeouts over his 74.1 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the bullpen and they've struck out 143 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 478 base hits and 232 earned runs. They have allowed 71 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 173 batters and struck out 487. 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 4.08.
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As a team Washington is hitting .277, good for 1st in the league. The Nationals hold a .477 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Daniel Murphy is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 70 hits this season in 210 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .562 and an OPS+ of 148. Bryce Harper is hitting .322 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .438. He has totaled 58 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 180 at bats. His OPS+ is 181 while his slugging percentage is at .639. The Nationals have 548 hits, including 113 doubles and 87 home runs. Washington has walked 202 times so far this season and they have struck out 432 times as a unit. They have left 401 men on base and have a team OPS of .823. They score 5.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 318 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 35-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.28, Clayton Kershaw has a 7-2 record and a 0.90 WHIP. He has 92 strikeouts over the 83 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 64 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.67 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 239 batters and walked 61 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 3.22. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 445 base knocks and 189 earned runs this season. They have given up 58 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 164 hitters and struck out 568 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.33.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 14th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Yasmani Grandal comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .330. He has 47 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 174 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .454 with an OPS+ of 109. Corey Seager is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 58 hits in 207 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .449. The Dodgers as a unit have 497 base hits, including 117 doubles and 65 homers. Los Angeles has walked 229 times this year and they have struck out on 513 occasions. They have had 400 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.83 runs per game and totaled 285 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers -163
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