Saturday, June 3, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Ross vs. Daniel Mengden
The Washington Nationals visit O.co Coliseum on Saturday, June 3, 2017 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Joe Ross for the Nationals and Daniel Mengden for the Athletics.
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The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -133 and Oakland at +123. The Nationals have a 26-23-3 over/under record and a 26-26-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 26-27-0 against the run line and have a 28-25-0 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 26-23-3 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 26-26-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 28-25-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 26-27-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
05/31/17 RF Bryce Harper Suspension 3-game suspension (eligible to return 06/04 vs. Oakland)
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 Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/28/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
05/28/17 P Jesse Hahn Tricep 10-day DL (05/24)
05/28/17 P Ryan Dull Knee 10-day DL (05/20)
05/28/17 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 10-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 10-day DL (05/24)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (04/15)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 33-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Ross has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 6.18 and a WHIP of 1.52. He has 24 strikeouts over his 27.2 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He allows 12 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 156 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen and they've struck out 134 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 443 base hits and 208 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 159 batters and struck out 457. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
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As a team Washington is hitting .275, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.7 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .328 with an on-base percentage of .438. He has 57 hits this season in 174 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .655 and an OPS+ of 186. Daniel Murphy is hitting .325 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 191 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .555. The Nationals have 502 hits, including 106 doubles and 77 home runs. Washington has walked 188 times so far this season and they have struck out 406 times as a unit. They have left 370 men on base and have a team OPS of .815. They score 5.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 286 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 23-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 13.50, Daniel Mengden has a 0-1 record and a 2.40 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 3.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 7 hits. He allows 18.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 15.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 156 batters and walked 68 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 429 base knocks and 227 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 172 hitters and struck out 406 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 27th in the league. The Athletics hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Yonder Alonso comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .384. He has 39 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 137 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .642 with an OPS+ of 180. Jed Lowrie is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 56 hits in 192 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .469. The Athletics as a unit have 410 base hits, including 89 doubles and 76 homers. Oakland has walked 166 times this year and they have struck out on 493 occasions. They have had 332 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 3.96 runs per game and totaled 210 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -133
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