Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals 4/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Gio Gonzalez
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Nationals Park on Sunday, April 29, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +107 and Washington at -117. The Diamondbacks have a 13-11-1 over/under record and a 16-9-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 11-15-0 against the run line and have a 12-12-2 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 13-11-1 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 16-9-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 12-12-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 11-15-0 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
04/27/18 CF Michael Taylor Groin is "?" Saturday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
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 18-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 5.13 and a WHIP of 1.56 this season. He has 43 strikeouts over his 26.1 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.69 and they have given up 58 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the bullpen and they've struck out 87 hitters and walked 24 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.92. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 181 base hits and 74 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 70 batters and struck out 255. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.10 and their FIP as a unit is 3.10.
As a team Arizona is hitting .229, good for 26th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. A.J. Pollock is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 26 hits this season in 91 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .615 and an OPS+ of 149. David Peralta is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 86 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .477. The Diamondbacks have 189 hits, including 46 doubles and 28 home runs. Arizona has walked 99 times so far this season and they have struck out 240 times as a unit. They have left 152 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 119 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 11-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.04, Gio Gonzalez has a 2-2 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 26.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 28 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.10 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 89 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.3 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 4.09. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 190 base knocks and 106 earned runs this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 83 hitters and struck out 263 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 17th in the league. The Nationals hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .458. He has 20 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 80 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .563 with an OPS+ of 179. 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 212 base hits, including 41 doubles and 27 homers. Washington has walked 116 times this year and they have struck out on 223 occasions. They have had 199 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 117 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +107
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