Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals 5/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Max Scherzer
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Nationals Park on Sunday, May 6, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Jake Arrieta for the Phillies and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +165 and Washington at -175. The Phillies have a 15-13-3 over/under record and a 13-18-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 17-16-0 against the run line and have a 15-16-2 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 15-13-3 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 13-18-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 15-16-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 17-16-0 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 17-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 3.49 and a WHIP of 1.17 this season. He has 20 strikeouts over his 28.1 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.04 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 114 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 249 base hits and 115 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 100 batters and struck out 264. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.70.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .234, good for 25th in the league. The Phillies hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .409. He has 32 hits this season in 112 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 132. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .431. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 102 at bats. His OPS+ is 157 while his slugging percentage is at .490. The Phillies have 241 hits, including 53 doubles and 29 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 131 times so far this season and they have struck out 304 times as a unit. They have left 214 men on base and have a team OPS of .700. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 140 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 17-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.79, Max Scherzer has a 6-1 record and a 0.82 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 45.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 5.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 106 batters and walked 38 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 242 base knocks and 122 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 98 hitters and struck out 321 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 14th in the league. The Nationals hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Trea Turner comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .382. He has 37 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 131 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .397 with an OPS+ of 114. Bryce Harper is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .450. He has collected 28 hits in 106 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 190 and a slugging percentage of .623. The Nationals as a unit have 273 base hits, including 52 doubles and 42 homers. Washington has walked 143 times this year and they have struck out on 272 occasions. They have had 247 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 157 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies +165
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