Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals 5/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez vs. Tanner Roark
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Nationals Park on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Vince Velasquez for the Phillies and Tanner Roark for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +120 and Washington at -130. The Phillies have a 14-13-3 over/under record and a 13-17-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 16-16-0 against the run line and have a 14-16-2 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 14-16-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 16-16-0 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 Vince Velasquez has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 5.70 and a WHIP of 1.47 this season. He has 34 strikeouts over his 30 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He's allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.99. 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 3.57.
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 8th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .406. He has 31 hits this season in 109 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .413 and an OPS+ of 130. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .444. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 98 at bats. His OPS+ is 167 while his slugging percentage is at .510. 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 16-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.55, Tanner Roark has a 2-2 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 6.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 102 batters and walked 38 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 235 base knocks and 119 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 96 hitters and struck out 312 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 13th in the league. The Nationals hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Trea Turner comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .374. He has 36 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 128 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .398 with an OPS+ of 112. Bryce Harper is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .451. He has collected 26 hits in 101 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 179 and a slugging percentage of .574. The Nationals as a unit have 264 base hits, including 51 doubles and 39 homers. Washington has walked 136 times this year and they have struck out on 264 occasions. They have had 239 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 150 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies +120
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