Tampa Bay Rays at Washington Nationals 6/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Max Scherzer
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Nationals Park on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Nathan Eovaldi for the Rays and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +220 and Washington at -240. The Rays have a 26-29-3 over/under record and a 31-27-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 30-28-0 against the run line and have a 22-34-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 26-29-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 31-27-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 22-34-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 30-28-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
06/04/18 1B C.J. Cron Forearm left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Washington Nationals
06/04/18 P Chris Archer Groin left last game, doubtful next start
05/23/18 P Jake Faria Side 60-day DL (05/23)
05/21/18 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Hamstring 10-day DL (05/18)
05/02/18 P Yonny Chirinos Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/17/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Thumb 60-day DL (04/16)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
06/03/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Hamstring left last game, is "?" for next start
06/03/18 P Tim Collins Paternity List is out indefinitely
06/01/18 P Stephen Strasburg Hand left last game, is "?" for next scheduled start
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
05/12/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle 60-day DL (04/09)
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)
03/27/18 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 Rays have a 28-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.17 this season. He has 4 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 0 hits. He's allowed 0 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 217 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 234 hitters and walked 89 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 442 base hits and 225 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 182 batters and struck out 492. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.88.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .257, good for 7th in the league. The Rays hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 47 hits this season in 175 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .354 and an OPS+ of 95. C.J. Cron is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 60 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 227 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .467. The Rays have 513 hits, including 84 doubles and 56 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 190 times so far this season and they have struck out 498 times as a unit. They have left 417 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 238 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 33-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.92, Max Scherzer has a 9-1 record and a 0.85 WHIP. He has 120 strikeouts over the 79.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 49 hits. He's allowing 5.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 145 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 178 batters and walked 62 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.2. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 424 base knocks and 189 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 164 hitters and struck out 573 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.42.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 23rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Trea Turner comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .346. He has 61 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 235 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .404 with an OPS+ of 103. Bryce Harper is hitting .232 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 47 hits in 203 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .527. The Nationals as a unit have 463 base hits, including 94 doubles and 75 homers. Washington has walked 218 times this year and they have struck out on 478 occasions. They have had 404 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 250 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +220
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