Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks 5/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Troy Scribner
The Washington Nationals visit Chase Field on Saturday, May 12, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Troy Scribner for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +111 and Arizona at -121. The Nationals have a 17-20-2 over/under record and a 20-19-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 21-16-0 against the run line and have a 16-19-2 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 17-20-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 20-19-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 16-19-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 21-16-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/11/18 C Matt Wieters Knee is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
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 21-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 3.52 and a WHIP of 1.04 this season. He has 59 strikeouts over his 53.2 innings pitched and he's given up 44 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 120 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.5. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 285 base hits and 137 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 117 batters and struck out 384. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 3.63.
As a team Washington is hitting .241, good for 18th in the league. The Nationals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 41 hits this season in 150 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .393 and an OPS+ of 112. Bryce Harper is hitting .228 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .404. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 127 at bats. His OPS+ is 153 while his slugging percentage is at .528. The Nationals have 316 hits, including 62 doubles and 48 home runs. Washington has walked 168 times so far this season and they have struck out 321 times as a unit. They have left 287 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 178 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 24-13 overall mark this year. Troy Scribner is expected to make his debut for the D'Backs. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.44 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 121 batters and walked 49 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.12. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 274 base knocks and 118 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 119 hitters and struck out 350 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.49.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 27th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .387. He has 36 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 122 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 135. A.J. Pollock is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 41 hits in 138 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 160 and a slugging percentage of .645. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 281 base hits, including 62 doubles and 42 homers. Arizona has walked 143 times this year and they have struck out on 352 occasions. They have had 242 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 158 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -121
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