Saturday, July 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Michael Wacha
The Washington Nationals visit Busch Stadium on Saturday, July 1, 2017 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -103 and St. Louis at -107. The Nationals have a 40-36-3 over/under record and a 39-40-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 35-43-0 against the run line and have a 44-32-2 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 40-36-3 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 39-40-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 44-32-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 35-43-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
06/29/17 SS Trea Turner Wrist out indefinitely
06/19/17 P Shawn Kelley Trapezius 10-day DL (06/17)
06/11/17 P Koda Glover Back 10-day DL (06/11)
06/06/17 LF Jayson Werth Foot 10-day DL (06/04)
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
05/24/17 LF Chris Heisey Bicep 10-day DL (05/24)
04/20/17 P Sammy Solis Elbow 10-day DL (04/19)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/26/17 CF Dexter Fowler Heel 10-day DL (06/25)
06/26/17 P Kevin Siegrist Back 10-day DL (06/23)
06/20/17 2B Kolten Wong Tricep 10-day DL (06/15)
06/01/17 P Zach Duke Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 47-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 2.87 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 95 strikeouts over his 100.1 innings pitched and he's given up 81 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.98 and they have given up 232 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen and they've struck out 201 hitters and walked 76 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 665 base hits and 324 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 231 batters and struck out 713. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team Washington is hitting .278, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .476 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .337 with an on-base percentage of .379. He has 91 hits this season in 270 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .630 and an OPS+ of 156. Bryce Harper is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .420. He has totaled 86 hits and he has driven in 58 men in 273 at bats. His OPS+ is 157 while his slugging percentage is at .582. The Nationals have 775 hits, including 161 doubles and 121 home runs. Washington has walked 278 times so far this season and they have struck out 612 times as a unit. They have left 563 men on base and have a team OPS of .820. They score 5.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 446 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 37-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Michael Wacha has a 4-3 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 68 strikeouts over the 74 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 81 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 244 batters and walked 92 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 665 base knocks and 321 earned runs this season. They have given up 91 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 246 hitters and struck out 663 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jedd Gyorko comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .361. He has 73 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 245 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .518 with an OPS+ of 129. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .293. He has collected 71 hits in 273 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 80 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Cardinals as a unit have 669 base hits, including 139 doubles and 92 homers. St. Louis has walked 276 times this year and they have struck out on 632 occasions. They have had 523 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 349 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -103
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