Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals 7/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Wei-Yin Chen vs. Max Scherzer
The Miami Marlins visit Nationals Park on Saturday, July 7, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Wei-Yin Chen for the Marlins and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +295 and Washington at -335. The Marlins have a 45-42-2 over/under record and a 46-43-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 42-44-0 against the run line and have a 35-49-2 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 45-42-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 46-43-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 35-49-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 42-44-0 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)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
07/05/18 P Erick Fedde Oblique 10-day DL (07/05)
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 36-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 5.55 and a WHIP of 1.51 this season. He has 46 strikeouts over his 61.2 innings pitched and he's given up 68 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 325 hitters and walked 171 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 769 base hits and 423 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 344 batters and struck out 711. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Miami is hitting .241, good for 20th in the league. The Marlins hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 102 hits this season in 345 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .403 and an OPS+ of 110. Brian Anderson is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 342 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .412. The Marlins have 742 hits, including 131 doubles and 72 home runs. Miami has walked 260 times so far this season and they have struck out 785 times as a unit. They have left 639 men on base and have a team OPS of .672. They score 3.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 335 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 43-43 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.16, Max Scherzer has a 10-5 record and a 0.87 WHIP. He has 174 strikeouts over the 120.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 75 hits. He's allowing 5.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 234 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 277 batters and walked 91 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 670 base knocks and 328 earned runs this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 250 hitters and struck out 797 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 21st in the league. The Nationals hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .213 with an OBP of .363. He has 63 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 296 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 122. Trea Turner is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 97 hits in 347 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .427. The Nationals as a unit have 699 base hits, including 140 doubles and 100 homers. Washington has walked 316 times this year and they have struck out on 710 occasions. They have had 592 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 369 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins +295
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