Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Matt Cain
The Washington Nationals head to AT&T Park on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 to take on the San Francisco Giants. The expected starting pitchers are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Matt Cain for the Giants.
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The odds for this matchup have Washington at -179 and San Francisco at +169. The Nationals have a 25-22-3 over/under mark and a 24-26-0 run line record. The Giants are 23-30-0 against the run line and have a 23-26-4 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 25-22-3 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 24-26-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 23-26-4 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 23-30-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/24/17 LF Chris Heisey Bicep 10-day DL (5/24)
05/17/17 P Joe Blanton Shoulder 10-day DL (5/17)
04/29/17 CF Adam Eaton Knee 10-day DL (4/29)
04/20/17 P Sammy Solis Elbow 10-day DL (4/19)
04/12/17 2B Stephen Drew Hamstring 10-day DL (4/12)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/30/17 3B Eduardo Nunez Head "?" Tuesday vs. Washington Nationals
05/15/17 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring 10-day DL (5/13)
05/12/17 3B Conor Gillaspie Back 10-day DL (5/11)
04/26/17 RF Jarrett Parker Collarbone 60-day DL (4/15)
04/21/17 P Madison Bumgarner Shoulder 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 C Trevor Brown Ankle 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 31-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 2.77 and a WHIP of 0.94. He has 89 strikeouts over his 68.1 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He allows 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 130 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 429 base hits and 204 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 155 batters and struck out 436. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
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As a team Washington is hitting .273, good for 1st in the league. The Nationals hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Daniel Murphy is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 58 hits this season in 182 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .555 and an OPS+ of 142. Bryce Harper is hitting .331 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .443. He has totaled 56 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 169 at bats. His OPS+ is 188 while his slugging percentage is at .663. The Nationals have 477 hits, including 101 doubles and 76 home runs. Washington has walked 182 times so far this season and they have struck out 389 times as a unit. They have left 350 men on base and have a team OPS of .813. They score 5.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 277 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 22-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.45, Matt Cain has a 3-3 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 54.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 58 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 146 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 138 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 475 base knocks and 224 earned runs this season. They have given up 51 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 158 hitters and struck out 420 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 29th in the league. The Giants hold a .351 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .296. He has 38 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 143 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .420 with an OPS+ of 89. Buster Posey is hitting .340 this season and he has an OBP of .439. He has collected 50 hits in 147 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 158 and a slugging percentage of .524. The Giants as a unit have 411 base hits, including 80 doubles and 42 homers. San Francisco has walked 145 times this year and they have struck out on 393 occasions. They have had 349 men left on base and have an OPS of .639. They have scored 3.38 runs per game and totaled 179 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -179
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