Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals 5/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Pivetta vs. Gio Gonzalez
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Nationals Park on Friday, May 4, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Nick Pivetta for the Phillies and Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +145 and Washington at -155. The Phillies have a 14-13-3 over/under record and a 13-17-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 15-16-0 against the run line and have a 14-15-2 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 14-13-3 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 13-17-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 14-15-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 15-16-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
04/30/18 P Victor Arano Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (04/29)
04/29/18 SS J.P. Crawford Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/29/18 P Mark Leiter Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/25/18 P Shawn Kelley Arm 10-day DL (04/24)
04/23/18 3B Anthony Rendon Toe 10-day DL (04/19)
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)
04/11/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle 10-day DL (04/09)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 10-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 Phillies have a 17-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Pivetta has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.27 and a WHIP of 1.12 this season. He has 34 strikeouts over his 33 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.16 and they have given up 84 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 107 hitters and walked 46 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 240 base hits and 108 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 93 batters and struck out 256. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.54.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .235, good for 23rd in the league. The Phillies hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .444. He has 29 hits this season in 98 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .510 and an OPS+ of 166. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .406. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 109 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .413. The Phillies have 234 hits, including 50 doubles and 27 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 129 times so far this season and they have struck out 295 times as a unit. They have left 208 men on base and have a team OPS of .699. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 137 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 15-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.67, Gio Gonzalez has a 3-2 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 33.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 34 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.75 and they have given up 78 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 101 batters and walked 38 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 230 base knocks and 119 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 96 hitters and struck out 307 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 12th in the league. The Nationals hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .464. He has 26 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 97 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .598 with an OPS+ of 188. Trea Turner is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 35 hits in 124 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .379. The Nationals as a unit have 260 base hits, including 51 doubles and 37 homers. Washington has walked 134 times this year and they have struck out on 260 occasions. They have had 236 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 147 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies +145
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