Sunday, May 7, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Jeremy Hellickson
The Washington Nationals head to Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, May 7, 2017 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Tanner Roark for the Nationals and Jeremy Hellickson for the Phillies.
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The odds for this matchup have Washington at -109 and Philadelphia at +101. The Nationals have a 15-12-2 over/under mark and a 16-13-0 run line record. The Phillies are 17-11-0 against the run line and have a 16-12-0 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 15-12-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 16-13-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 16-12-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 17-11-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/05/17 RF Bryce Harper Groin "?" Saturday 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 20-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 4.04 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 29 strikeouts over his 35.2 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.40 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 79 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 243 base hits and 124 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 85 batters and struck out 249. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
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As a team Washington is hitting .290, good for 1st in the league. The Nationals hold a .495 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 219. Daniel Murphy is hitting .328 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 119 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .546. The Nationals have 299 hits, including 65 doubles and 46 home runs. Washington has walked 120 times so far this season and they have struck out 232 times as a unit. They have left 214 men on base and have a team OPS of .861. They score 6.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 183 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 12-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.18, Jeremy Hellickson has a 4-1 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 34 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 29 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 88 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 246 base knocks and 119 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 85 hitters and struck out 203 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.85.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Phillies hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .319. He has 28 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 109 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .404 with an OPS+ of 91. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 40 hits in 120 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .508. The Phillies as a unit have 244 base hits, including 54 doubles and 31 homers. Philadelphia has walked 90 times this year and they have struck out on 254 occasions. They have had 186 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 129 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -109
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