Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals 7/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Dan Straily vs. Gio Gonzalez
The Miami Marlins visit Nationals Park on Friday, July 6, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Dan Straily for the Marlins and Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +198 and Washington at -214. The Marlins have a 44-42-2 over/under record and a 46-42-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 41-44-0 against the run line and have a 34-49-2 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 44-42-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 46-42-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 34-49-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 41-44-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
07/04/18 P Sandy Alcantara Infection 10-day DL (06/30)
07/04/18 CF Lewis Brinson Hip 10-day DL (07/04)
06/25/18 P Caleb Smith Back 10-day DL (06/25)
06/16/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 60-day DL (04/17)
05/26/18 3B Martin Prado Hamstring 10-day DL (05/26)
04/14/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
07/04/18 P Erick Fedde Oblique left last game, is "?" for next start
06/20/18 1B Matt Adams Finger 10-day DL (06/16)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
06/09/18 P Stephen Strasburg Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
05/12/18 1B Ryan Zimmerman Back 60-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 (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 Marlins have a 36-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dan Straily has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 4.70 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 52 strikeouts over his 59.1 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 334 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 323 hitters and walked 165 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 757 base hits and 409 earned runs. They have allowed 103 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 336 batters and struck out 706. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Miami is hitting .240, good for 20th in the league. The Marlins hold a .361 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 100 hits this season in 343 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .397 and an OPS+ of 108. Brian Anderson is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 95 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 338 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .399. The Marlins have 728 hits, including 129 doubles and 69 home runs. Miami has walked 258 times so far this season and they have struck out 775 times as a unit. They have left 632 men on base and have a team OPS of .667. They score 3.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 323 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 42-43 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.77, Gio Gonzalez has a 6-5 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 86 strikeouts over the 90.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 86 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 229 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 269 batters and walked 90 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 656 base knocks and 317 earned runs this season. They have given up 100 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 248 hitters and struck out 787 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.86.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 21st in the league. The Nationals hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .215 with an OBP of .362. He has 63 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 293 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .478 with an OPS+ of 123. Trea Turner is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 94 hits in 342 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .406. The Nationals as a unit have 687 base hits, including 138 doubles and 98 homers. Washington has walked 308 times this year and they have struck out on 705 occasions. They have had 588 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.18 runs per game and totaled 355 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins +198
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