Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks 5/10/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, May 10, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Troy Scribner
The Washington Nationals visit Chase Field on Thursday, May 10, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Tanner Roark for the Nationals and Troy Scribner for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +137 and Arizona at -147. The Nationals have a 17-18-2 over/under record and a 19-18-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 21-14-0 against the run line and have a 15-18-2 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 17-18-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 19-18-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 15-18-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 21-14-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
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)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
05/05/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm 60-day DL (05/05); is out for season
04/30/18 P Robbie Ray Oblique 10-day DL (04/30)
04/03/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (04/03)
03/29/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (02/19)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 20-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 3.65 and a WHIP of 1.08 this season. He has 41 strikeouts over his 44.1 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 115 hitters and walked 44 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 269 base hits and 134 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 110 batters and struck out 367. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 3.68.
As a team Washington is hitting .242, good for 17th in the league. The Nationals hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .380. He has 39 hits this season in 142 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .401 and an OPS+ of 115. Bryce Harper is hitting .230 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .410. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 122 at bats. His OPS+ is 158 while his slugging percentage is at .541. The Nationals have 299 hits, including 58 doubles and 47 home runs. Washington has walked 165 times so far this season and they have struck out 303 times as a unit. They have left 274 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 175 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 24-11 overall mark this year. Troy Scribner is expected to make his debut for the Diamondbacks. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.15 and they have given up 84 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .186 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 118 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.08. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 257 base knocks and 110 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 112 hitters and struck out 334 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.53.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 26th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .380. He has 34 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 118 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 132. A.J. Pollock is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 40 hits in 130 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 169 and a slugging percentage of .677. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 265 base hits, including 60 doubles and 41 homers. Arizona has walked 136 times this year and they have struck out on 336 occasions. They have had 224 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 154 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals +137
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