Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals 8/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Tanner Roark
Nationals Park is the site of the matchup between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals on Friday, August 31, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jhoulys Chacin for the Brewers and Tanner Roark for the Nationals.
Milwaukee opens at +120 while Washington opens at -130. The Brewers have a 66-65-3 over/under record and a 70-64-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 64-70-0 against the run line and have a 59-71-4 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 66-65-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 70-64-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 59-71-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 64-70-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
07/26/18 P Brent Suter Forearm 60-day DL (7/23)
07/03/18 SS Nick Franklin Quad 60-day DL (05/09)
06/01/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder is out for season
06/01/18 P Zach Davies Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/01)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
08/30/18 RF Bryce Harper Illness missed last game, is probable Friday vs Milwaukee Brewers
08/21/18 P Tommy Milone Shoulder 10-day DL (08/20)
08/17/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Wrist 10-day DL (08/16)
08/14/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle is out for season
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 Brewers have a 74-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has a 13-5 record with an earned run average of 3.61 and a WHIP of 1.20 this year. He has 129 strikeouts over his 157 innings pitched and he's given up 130 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 437 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 547 hitters and walked 211 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,067 base hits and 532 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 480 batters and struck out 1,165. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .253, good for 11th in the league. The Brewers hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .309 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 136 hits this season in 440 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .432 and an OPS+ of 123. Christian Yelich is hitting .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 151 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 474 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .563. The Brewers have 1,159 hits, including 210 doubles and 175 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 418 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,218 times as a unit. They have left 907 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 601 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 67-67 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.95, Tanner Roark has a 8-13 record and a 1.24 WHIP this season. He has 134 strikeouts over the 159.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 150 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 385 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 409 batters and walked 137 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 3.92. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,088 base knocks and 519 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 380 hitters and struck out 1,166 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 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 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Nationals hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Trea Turner comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .333. He has 145 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 545 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 94. Bryce Harper is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .379. He has collected 113 hits in 457 at bats while driving in 84 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .501. The Nationals as a unit have 1,144 base hits, including 225 doubles and 161 homers. Washington has walked 483 times this year and they have struck out on 1,077 occasions. They have had 944 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 621 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals -130
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