Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals 9/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 24, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sandy Alcantara vs. Stephen Strasburg
Nationals Park is the site of the matchup between the Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals on Monday, September 24, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Sandy Alcantara for the Marlins and Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals.
Miami opens at +210 while Washington opens at -250. The Marlins have a 76-72-6 over/under record and a 78-76-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 74-81-0 against the run line and have a 71-80-4 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 76-72-6 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 78-76-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 71-80-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 74-81-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
09/16/18 P Dan Straily Oblique is questionable for next scheduled start
09/05/18 3B Martin Prado Abdominal 60-day DL (09/05)
09/01/18 P Pablo Lopez Shoulder is out for season
07/24/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-day DL (07/21)
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-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
09/16/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Wrist is out indefinitely
08/21/18 P Tommy Milone Shoulder 10-day DL (08/20)
08/14/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 61-93 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.35 and a WHIP of 1.30 this year. He has 17 strikeouts over his 23 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He's allowed 5.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.37 and they have given up 605 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 519 hitters and walked 265 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,332 base hits and 735 earned runs. They have allowed 187 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 570 batters and struck out 1,196. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
As a team Miami is hitting .238, good for 26th in the league. The Marlins hold a .359 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 162 hits this season in 578 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .403 and an OPS+ of 109. Brian Anderson is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 152 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 567 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .392. The Marlins have 1,246 hits, including 213 doubles and 125 home runs. Miami has walked 436 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,321 times as a unit. They have left 1,070 men on base and have a team OPS of .662. They score 3.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 565 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 78-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.83, Stephen Strasburg has a 9-7 record and a 1.18 WHIP this season. He has 144 strikeouts over the 120 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 110 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 448 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 476 batters and walked 177 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,260 base knocks and 614 earned runs this season. They have given up 185 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 459 hitters and struck out 1,359 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Nationals hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .391. He has 128 hits this year along with 98 RBI in 523 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .495 with an OPS+ of 133. Trea Turner is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 171 hits in 634 at bats while driving in 67 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .410. The Nationals as a unit have 1,324 base hits, including 266 doubles and 183 homers. Washington has walked 597 times this year and they have struck out on 1,245 occasions. They have had 1,118 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 726 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -250
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