Friday, May 5, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Nick Pivetta
The Washington Nationals visit Citizens Bank Park on Friday, May 5, 2017 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Nick Pivetta for the Phillies.
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The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -175 and Philadelphia at +165. The Nationals have a 15-10-2 over/under record and a 14-13-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 16-10-0 against the run line and have a 15-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 15-10-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 14-13-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 15-11-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 16-10-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/29/17 CF Adam Eaton Knee 10-day DL (04/29)
04/26/17 P Koda Glover Hip 10-day DL (04/26)
04/20/17 P Sammy Solis Elbow 10-day DL (04/19)
04/12/17 2B Stephen Drew Hamstring 10-day DL (04/12)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
04/24/17 P Aaron Nola Back 10-day DL (4/21)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (4/22)
04/19/17 LF Howie Kendrick Abdominal 10-day DL (4/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 18-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.09 and a WHIP of 1.00. He has 31 strikeouts over his 35 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.42 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 69 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 231 base hits and 120 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 79 batters and struck out 223. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.21.
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As a team Washington is hitting .290, good for 1st in the league. The Nationals hold a .497 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .364, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.3 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .388 with an on-base percentage of .512. He has 38 hits this season in 98 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .745 and an OPS+ of 226. Daniel Murphy is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 111 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .568. The Nationals have 278 hits, including 62 doubles and 43 home runs. Washington has walked 110 times so far this season and they have struck out 215 times as a unit. They have left 191 men on base and have a team OPS of .861. They score 6.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 175 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 12-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Nick Pivetta has a 0-1 record and a 2.00 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 9 hits. He allows 16.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 82 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 79 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 221 base knocks and 111 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 78 hitters and struck out 187 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.83.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 10th in the league. The Phillies hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .327. He has 25 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 97 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .402 with an OPS+ of 94. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 35 hits in 109 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .514. The Phillies as a unit have 221 base hits, including 49 doubles and 29 homers. Philadelphia has walked 81 times this year and they have struck out on 231 occasions. They have had 161 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 123 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies +165
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