Saturday, May 6, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jacob Turner vs. Vince Velasquez
The Washington Nationals head to Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Jacob Turner for the Nationals and Vince Velasquez for the Phillies.
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The odds for this matchup have Washington at -110 and Philadelphia at +100. The Nationals have a 15-11-2 over/under mark and a 15-13-0 run line record. The Phillies are 17-10-0 against the run line and have a 16-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 15-11-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 15-13-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 16-11-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 17-10-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/04/17 RF Bryce Harper Groin left last game, "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
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 19-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jacob Turner has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 3.27 and a WHIP of 1.09. He has 10 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.40 and they have given up 87 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 72 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 235 base hits and 122 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 81 batters and struck out 237. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
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As a team Washington is hitting .289, good for 1st in the league. The Nationals hold a .491 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .366, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.3 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .376 with an on-base percentage of .504. He has 38 hits this season in 101 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .723 and an OPS+ of 220. Daniel Murphy is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 114 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .561. The Nationals have 287 hits, including 63 doubles and 43 home runs. Washington has walked 118 times so far this season and they have struck out 221 times as a unit. They have left 203 men on base and have a team OPS of .857. They score 6.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 179 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 12-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.47, Vince Velasquez has a 2-2 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 26.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 23 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 83 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 234 base knocks and 115 earned runs this season. They have given up 41 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 83 hitters and struck out 192 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.81.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Phillies hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .325. He has 27 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 104 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .404 with an OPS+ of 94. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .336 this season and he has an OBP of .379. He has collected 39 hits in 116 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Phillies as a unit have 236 base hits, including 51 doubles and 31 homers. Philadelphia has walked 86 times this year and they have struck out on 242 occasions. They have had 175 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 127 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies +100
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