Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals 5/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Wood vs. Stephen Strasburg
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit Nationals Park on Sunday, May 20, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Alex Wood for the Dodgers and Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +142 and Washington at -152. The Dodgers have a 23-21-1 over/under record and a 22-23-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 22-20-0 against the run line and have a 18-22-2 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 23-21-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 22-23-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 18-22-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 22-20-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/18/18 LF Matt Kemp Rest is not in the starting lineup Friday vs Washington Nationals
05/14/18 P Rich Hill Finger injured last game, expected to start Saturday vs Washington Nationals
05/10/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/09)
05/07/18 P Clayton Kershaw Biceps 10-day DL (05/03)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 10-day DL (05/03)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/12/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle 60-day DL (04/09)
05/12/18 1B Ryan Zimmerman Back 10-day DL (05/12)
05/11/18 C Matt Wieters Hamstring 10-day DL (05/11)
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)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 60-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/27/18 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 Dodgers have a 17-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Wood has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 3.35 and a WHIP of 1.06 this season. He has 47 strikeouts over his 51 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 159 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 166 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 373 base hits and 170 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 136 batters and struck out 422. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.78.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .239, good for 21st in the league. The Dodgers hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 43 hits this season in 162 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .469 and an OPS+ of 119. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 126 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .516. The Dodgers have 357 hits, including 82 doubles and 40 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 162 times so far this season and they have struck out 370 times as a unit. They have left 322 men on base and have a team OPS of .709. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 185 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 24-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.28, Stephen Strasburg has a 5-3 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 68 strikeouts over the 60.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 49 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 134 batters and walked 49 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.39. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 310 base knocks and 145 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 124 hitters and struck out 428 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.48.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 20th in the league. The Nationals hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Trea Turner comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .380. He has 44 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 163 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .417 with an OPS+ of 117. Bryce Harper is hitting .232 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 33 hits in 142 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Nationals as a unit have 343 base hits, including 70 doubles and 55 homers. Washington has walked 178 times this year and they have struck out on 342 occasions. They have had 309 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 192 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers +142
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