Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies 9/26/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Jake Thompson
The Washington Nationals head to Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Jake Thompson for the Phillies.
The odds for this matchup have Washington at -130 and Philadelphia at +120. The Nationals have a 67-78-10 over/under mark and a 75-80-0 run line record. The Phillies are 86-70-0 against the run line and have a 68-74-14 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 67-78-10 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 75-80-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 68-74-14 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 86-70-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
09/24/17 RF Bryce Harper Knee is upgraded to "?" Monday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
09/24/17 1B Ryan Zimmerman Soreness is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
09/07/17 P Erick Fedde Forearm 60-day DL (09/04)
08/28/17 2B Stephen Drew Abdominal 60-day DL (07/29)
08/16/17 LF Brian Goodwin Groin 10-day DL (08/16)
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 Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
09/14/17 P Hector Neris Upper Body 60-day DL (09/14)
09/13/17 P Zach Eflin Shoulder 60-day DL (08/22)
09/06/17 2B Pedro Florimon Ankle 60-day DL (09/06)
09/01/17 P Jerad Eickhoff Hand 60-day DL (09/01)
08/11/17 P Vince Velasquez Finger 60-day DL (08/11)
06/23/17 P Casey Fien Shoulder 60-day DL (06/23)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (04/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 94-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 15-7 record with an earned run average of 2.68 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 179 strikeouts over his 191.2 innings pitched and he's given up 146 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 444 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 420 hitters and walked 151 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,251 base hits and 593 earned runs. They have allowed 187 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 461 batters and struck out 1,395. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team Washington is hitting .265, good for 4th in the league. The Nationals hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Daniel Murphy is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 163 hits this season in 517 at bats with 90 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .542 and an OPS+ of 134. Anthony Rendon is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .401. He has totaled 147 hits and he has driven in 96 men in 491 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .532. The Nationals have 1,411 base hits, including 299 doubles and 207 homers. Washington has walked 514 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,254 times as a team. They have left 1,042 runners on base and have a team OPS of .781. They tally 5.1 runs per contest and have totaled 790 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 62-94 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.14, Jake Thompson has a 2-2 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 41.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 46 hits. He allows 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 519 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 515 batters and walked 212 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,425 base knocks and 711 earned runs this season. They have given up 215 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 500 hitters and struck out 1,248 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.58.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 20th in the league. The Phillies hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Freddy Galvis comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .305. He has 151 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 593 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .383 with an OPS+ of 82. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 145 hits in 490 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .422. The Phillies as a unit have 1,333 base hits, including 278 doubles and 167 homers. Philadelphia has walked 464 times this year and they have struck out on 1,364 occasions. They have had 1,034 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.21 runs per game and totaled 657 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies +120
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