Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals 8/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Jeremy Hellickson
The Cincinnati Reds visit Nationals Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Matt Harvey for the Reds and Jeremy Hellickson for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +164 and Washington at -174. The Reds have a 58-46-5 over/under record and a 62-47-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 53-55-0 against the run line and have a 46-60-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 58-46-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 62-47-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 46-60-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 53-55-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
07/26/18 LF Jesse Winker Shoulder 60-day DL (07/26)
07/25/18 C Tyler Stephenson Knee 10-day DL (07/23)
07/21/18 2B Alex Blandino Knee 60-day DL (07/21)
07/19/18 LF Scott Schebler Shoulder 10-day DL (07/15)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
07/26/18 P Stephen Strasburg Neck 10-day DL (07/22)
07/10/18 P Sean Doolittle Toe 10-day DL (07/07)
07/05/18 P Erick Fedde Oblique 10-day DL (07/05)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
04/21/18 P Matt Grace Groin 10-day DL (04/21)
04/19/18 C Jhonatan Solano Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 60-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 48-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 5.13 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 76 strikeouts over his 100 innings pitched and he's given up 103 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 407 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 364 hitters and walked 174 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 1,009 base hits and 515 earned runs. They have allowed 160 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 379 batters and struck out 835. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Reds hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .425. He has 109 hits this season in 379 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .427 and an OPS+ of 132. Scooter Gennett is hitting .314 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 398 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .503. The Reds have 966 hits, including 179 doubles and 113 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 417 times so far this season and they have struck out 906 times as a unit. They have left 828 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 506 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 55-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.59, Jeremy Hellickson has a 4-2 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 56 strikeouts over the 72.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 69 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 301 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 327 batters and walked 111 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 867 base knocks and 412 earned runs this season. They have given up 122 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 311 hitters and struck out 972 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 14th in the league. The Nationals hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .230 with an OBP of .377. He has 84 hits this year along with 67 RBI in 366 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .492 with an OPS+ of 127. Trea Turner is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 119 hits in 437 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .421. The Nationals as a unit have 910 base hits, including 172 doubles and 131 homers. Washington has walked 407 times this year and they have struck out on 878 occasions. They have had 758 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 500 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds +164
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