New York Yankees at Washington Nationals 5/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: CC Sabathia vs. Max Scherzer
The New York Yankees head to Nationals Park on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to take on the Washington Nationals. The expected starting pitchers are CC Sabathia for the Yankees and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The odds for this matchup have New York at +165 and Washington at -175. The Yankees have a 23-16-1 over/under mark and a 23-17-0 run line record. The Nationals are 22-20-0 against the run line and have a 18-22-2 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 23-16-1 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 23-17-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 18-22-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 22-20-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
05/02/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
05/02/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow 10-day DL (05/02)
04/21/18 P Adam Warren Back 10-day DL (04/21)
04/20/18 P Luis Cessa Oblique 10-day DL (04/18)
04/17/18 P Tommy Kahnle Shoulder 10-day DL (04/16)
04/07/18 3B Brandon Drury Migraine 10-day DL (04/07)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
03/29/18 LF Clint Frazier Concussion 7-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/12/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle 60-day DL (04/09)
05/12/18 1B Ryan Zimmerman Back 10-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
04/17/18 RF Brian Goodwin Wrist 10-day DL (04/16)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 60-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/27/18 2B Daniel Murphy Knee 10-day DL (03/27)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 28-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher CC Sabathia has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.23 and a WHIP of 1.02 this year. He has 28 strikeouts over his 36.1 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 122 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 210 hitters and walked 56 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 311 base hits and 149 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 126 batters and struck out 418. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.44.
As a team New York is hitting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Yankees hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Didi Gregorius is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 38 hits this season in 146 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .548 and an OPS+ of 135. Aaron Judge is hitting .311 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .440. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 148 at bats. His OPS+ is 175 while his slugging percentage is at .601. The Yankees have 343 hits, including 83 doubles and 57 home runs. New York has walked 179 times so far this season and they have struck out 370 times as a unit. They have left 281 men on base and have a team OPS of .783. They score 5.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 231 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 24-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.69, Max Scherzer has a 7-1 record and a 0.82 WHIP this season. He has 91 strikeouts over the 58.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 133 batters and walked 49 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.4. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 304 base knocks and 143 earned runs this season. They have given up 42 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 120 hitters and struck out 422 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 3.44.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 20th in the league. The Nationals hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .236 with an OBP of .400. He has 33 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 140 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .543 with an OPS+ of 153. Trea Turner is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 44 hits in 160 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .425. The Nationals as a unit have 339 base hits, including 68 doubles and 54 homers. Washington has walked 178 times this year and they have struck out on 340 occasions. They have had 308 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 189 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals -175
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