Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals 8/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Dan Straily vs. Max Scherzer
The Miami Marlins visit Nationals Park on Friday, August 17, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Dan Straily for the Marlins and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +315 and Washington at -360. The Marlins have a 61-57-5 over/under record and a 60-63-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 59-62-0 against the run line and have a 51-67-3 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 61-57-5 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 60-63-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 51-67-3 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 59-62-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
08/15/18 SS Miguel Rojas Ankle is "?" Friday vs Washington Nationals
08/13/18 3B Martin Prado Quad 10-day DL (08/14)
08/10/18 P Kyle Barraclough Back 10-day DL (08/10)
07/24/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 10-day DL (07/21)
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-day DL (06/25)
07/04/18 P Sandy Alcantara Infection 10-day DL (06/30)
07/04/18 CF Lewis Brinson Hip 10-day DL (07/04)
06/16/18 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
08/16/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Wrist left last game, is "?" for next scheduled start
08/15/18 P Ryan Madson Back 10-day DL (08/14)
08/14/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle is out for season
08/08/18 Kelvin Herrera Shoulder 10-day DL (08/08)
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 60-day DL (07/05)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
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 48-75 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dan Straily has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 4.42 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 85 strikeouts over his 97.2 innings pitched and he's given up 87 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.15 and they have given up 482 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 429 hitters and walked 223 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,077 base hits and 595 earned runs. They have allowed 147 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 471 batters and struck out 970. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.55.
As a team Miami is hitting .240, good for 25th in the league. The Marlins hold a .358 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 132 hits this season in 470 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 106. Brian Anderson is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 471 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .403. The Marlins have 1,009 hits, including 168 doubles and 97 home runs. Miami has walked 348 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,038 times as a unit. They have left 865 men on base and have a team OPS of .662. They score 3.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 452 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 60-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.19, Max Scherzer has a 15-5 record and a 0.88 WHIP. He has 227 strikeouts over the 168.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 109 hits. He's allowing 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 342 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 362 batters and walked 124 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 982 base knocks and 464 earned runs this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 341 hitters and struck out 1,059 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Nationals hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .239 with an OBP of .379. He has 98 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 410 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .510 with an OPS+ of 132. Trea Turner is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 131 hits in 489 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .411. The Nationals as a unit have 1,023 base hits, including 197 doubles and 145 homers. Washington has walked 448 times this year and they have struck out on 975 occasions. They have had 858 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 553 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins +315
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