Washington Nationals at Milwaukee Brewers 8/31/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 31, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Zach Davies
The Washington Nationals head to Miller Park on Thursday, August 31, 2017 to take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The expected starting pitchers are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Zach Davies for the Brewers.
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The odds for this matchup have Washington at -121 and Milwaukee at +110. The Nationals have a 62-63-6 over/under mark and a 66-65-0 run line record. The Brewers are 69-63-0 against the run line and have a 58-68-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 62-63-6 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 66-65-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 58-68-6 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 69-63-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
08/28/17 2B Stephen Drew Abdominal 60-day DL (07/29)
08/18/17 P Ryan Madson Finger 10-day DL (08/14)
08/16/17 LF Brian Goodwin Groin 10-day DL (08/16)
08/13/17 RF Bryce Harper Knee 10-day DL (08/13)
08/04/17 P Enny Romero Forearm 10-day DL (08/04)
07/26/17 LF Ryan Raburn Trapezius 60-day DL (07/22)
07/23/17 LF Chris Heisey Groin 10-day DL (07/23)
07/17/17 P Joe Ross Tricep 60-day DL (07/14)
07/17/17 P Koda Glover Back 60-day DL (06/11)
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
08/18/17 C Andrew Susac Trapezius 10-day DL (08/15)
08/13/17 P Brent Suter Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (08/13)
08/04/17 C Jett Bandy Ribs 10-day DL (08/04)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 80-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 13-5 record with an earned run average of 2.40 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 152 strikeouts over his 168.2 innings pitched and he's given up 125 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 355 hitters and walked 135 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,055 base hits and 506 earned runs. They have allowed 160 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 397 batters and struck out 1,168. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team Washington is hitting .271, good for 3rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .459 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Daniel Murphy is hitting .318 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 143 hits this season in 450 at bats with 82 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .542 and an OPS+ of 133. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 87 men in 432 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .563. The Nationals have 1,218 hits, including 254 doubles and 182 home runs. Washington has walked 440 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,044 times as a unit. They have left 895 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 5.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 689 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 68-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.91, Zach Davies has a 15-7 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 105 strikeouts over the 156.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 164 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 430 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 476 batters and walked 227 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,140 base knocks and 529 earned runs this season. They have given up 156 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 464 hitters and struck out 1,078 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 21st in the league. The Brewers hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Orlando Arcia comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .318. He has 116 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 424 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 88. Domingo Santana is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 117 hits in 431 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .471. The Brewers as a unit have 1,106 base hits, including 219 doubles and 188 homers. Milwaukee has walked 426 times this year and they have struck out on 1,286 occasions. They have had 876 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.55 runs per game and totaled 596 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -121
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