Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals 8/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Eflin vs. Stephen Strasburg
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Nationals Park on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Zach Eflin for the Phillies and Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +163 and Washington at -173. The Phillies have a 53-65-6 over/under record and a 63-61-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 61-64-0 against the run line and have a 54-67-4 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 53-65-6 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 63-61-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 54-67-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 61-64-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/16/18 P Austin Davis Back 10-day DL (08/16)
08/16/18 P Aaron Loup Forearm 10-day DL (08/16)
07/23/18 P Edubray Ramos Knee 10-day DL (07/23)
07/10/18 CF Pedro Florimon Foot 60-day DL (07/10)
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
08/19/18 P Stephen Strasburg Neck 10-day DL (07/22) expected to be activated Wednesday vs Philadelphia Phillies
08/17/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Wrist 10-day DL (08/16)
08/15/18 P Ryan Madson Back 10-day DL (08/14)
08/14/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle is out for season
08/08/18 Kelvin Herrera Shoulder 10-day DL (08/08)
07/10/18 P Sean Doolittle Toe 10-day DL (07/07)
07/05/18 P Erick Fedde Oblique 60-day DL (07/05)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
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 68-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zach Eflin has a 9-4 record with an earned run average of 3.70 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 91 strikeouts over his 97.1 innings pitched and he's given up 88 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 436 hitters and walked 160 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,032 base hits and 474 earned runs. They have allowed 122 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 368 batters and struck out 1,116. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 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 .236, good for 28th in the league. The Phillies hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Odubel Herrera is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .320. He has 122 hits this season in 456 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 100. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 466 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .365. The Phillies have 986 hits, including 184 doubles and 144 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 453 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,173 times as a unit. They have left 859 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 534 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 62-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.90, Stephen Strasburg has a 6-7 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 101 strikeouts over the 85.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 77 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 360 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 376 batters and walked 128 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,025 base knocks and 486 earned runs this season. They have given up 147 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 356 hitters and struck out 1,089 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Nationals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .380. He has 105 hits this year along with 79 RBI in 427 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .511 with an OPS+ of 132. Trea Turner is hitting .266 this season and he has an OBP of .334. He has collected 135 hits in 508 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .409. The Nationals as a unit have 1,059 base hits, including 204 doubles and 149 homers. Washington has walked 455 times this year and they have struck out on 994 occasions. They have had 884 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.58 runs per game and totaled 572 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies +163
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