Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals 6/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola vs. Erick Fedde
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Nationals Park on Saturday, June 23, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Aaron Nola for the Phillies and Erick Fedde for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at -129 and Washington at +119. The Phillies have a 34-34-4 over/under record and a 34-38-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 37-36-0 against the run line and have a 29-42-2 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 34-34-4 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 34-38-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 29-42-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 37-36-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
06/20/18 SS J.P. Crawford Hand 10-day DL (06/20)
06/16/18 P Luis Garcia Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
06/10/18 RF Dylan Cozens Quad 10-day DL (06/10)
05/31/18 CF Pedro Florimon Foot 10-day DL (05/30)
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
06/20/18 1B Matt Adams Finger 10-day DL (06/16)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
06/10/18 P Brandon Kintzler Forearm 10-day DL (06/10)
06/09/18 P Stephen Strasburg Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/06/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Hamstring 10-day DL (06/02)
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
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 (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 Phillies have a 39-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Nola has a 8-2 record with an earned run average of 2.55 and a WHIP of 1.01 this season. He has 94 strikeouts over his 95.1 innings pitched and he's given up 70 hits. He's allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 226 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 255 hitters and walked 88 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 587 base hits and 279 earned runs. They have allowed 72 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 212 batters and struck out 662. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.61.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .233, good for 26th in the league. The Phillies hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Odubel Herrera is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 81 hits this season in 271 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .491 and an OPS+ of 128. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 275 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .393. The Phillies have 557 hits, including 110 doubles and 81 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 280 times so far this season and they have struck out 697 times as a unit. They have left 503 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 312 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 40-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.63, Erick Fedde has a 0-2 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 16 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 185 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 220 batters and walked 71 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 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 544 base knocks and 248 earned runs this season. They have given up 81 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 195 hitters and struck out 690 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.63.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 21st in the league. The Nationals hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .213 with an OBP of .352. He has 54 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 254 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .469 with an OPS+ of 119. Trea Turner is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 78 hits in 292 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .404. The Nationals as a unit have 583 base hits, including 118 doubles and 83 homers. Washington has walked 263 times this year and they have struck out on 593 occasions. They have had 496 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 310 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies -129
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