Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals 4/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. Jeremy Hellickson
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Nationals Park on Saturday, April 28, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks and Jeremy Hellickson for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -125 and Washington at +115. The Diamondbacks have a 12-11-1 over/under record and a 15-9-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 11-14-0 against the run line and have a 11-12-2 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 12-11-1 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 15-9-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 11-12-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 11-14-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/21/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
04/03/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (04/03)
03/29/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 RF Steven Souza Jr. Pectoral 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (02/19)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/25/18 P Shawn Kelley Arm 10-day DL (04/24)
04/23/18 3B Anthony Rendon Toe 10-day DL (04/19)
04/21/18 P Matt Grace Groin 10-day DL (04/21)
04/19/18 C Jhonatan Solano Elbow 60-day DL
04/17/18 RF Brian Goodwin Wrist 10-day DL (04/16)
04/11/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle 10-day DL (04/09)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 10-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/27/18 2B Daniel Murphy Knee 10-day DL (03/27)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 17-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 1.89 and a WHIP of 0.66 this season. He has 48 strikeouts over his 33.1 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 4.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.77 and they have given up 57 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the bullpen and they've struck out 80 hitters and walked 24 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.87. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 170 base hits and 70 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 67 batters and struck out 244. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.08 and their FIP as a unit is 3.10.
As a team Arizona is hitting .230, good for 23rd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. A.J. Pollock is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 23 hits this season in 87 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .552 and an OPS+ of 129. David Peralta is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 82 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Diamondbacks have 183 hits, including 45 doubles and 27 home runs. Arizona has walked 97 times so far this season and they have struck out 232 times as a unit. They have left 150 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 114 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 11-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Jeremy Hellickson has a 0-0 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 10 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.28 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 88 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 184 base knocks and 101 earned runs this season. They have given up 30 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 81 hitters and struck out 255 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 17th in the league. The Nationals hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .460. He has 20 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 77 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .584 with an OPS+ of 185. Anthony Rendon is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 16 hits in 56 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .411. The Nationals as a unit have 201 base hits, including 40 doubles and 26 homers. Washington has walked 113 times this year and they have struck out on 212 occasions. They have had 189 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.52 runs per game and totaled 113 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -125
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