Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks 5/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson vs. Zack Godley
The Washington Nationals visit Chase Field on Sunday, May 13, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Jeremy Hellickson for the Nationals and Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +120 and Arizona at -130. The Nationals have a 17-21-2 over/under record and a 21-19-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 21-17-0 against the run line and have a 16-20-2 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 17-21-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 21-19-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 16-20-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 21-17-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/12/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle 60-day DL (04/09)
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
04/17/18 RF Brian Goodwin Wrist 10-day DL (04/16)
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 22-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.28 and a WHIP of 0.87 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 27.2 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 123 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 290 base hits and 138 earned runs. They have allowed 42 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 117 batters and struck out 398. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 3.57.
As a team Washington is hitting .241, good for 18th in the league. The Nationals hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .229 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 30 hits this season in 131 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .527 and an OPS+ of 150. Trea Turner is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 154 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The Nationals have 323 hits, including 65 doubles and 50 home runs. Washington has walked 169 times so far this season and they have struck out 325 times as a unit. They have left 292 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 181 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 24-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.83, Zack Godley has a 4-2 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 40 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.42 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 122 batters and walked 49 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 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 281 base knocks and 121 earned runs this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 120 hitters and struck out 354 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.55.
As a team, they are batting .226, good for 30th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. A.J. Pollock comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .351. He has 41 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 139 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .640 with an OPS+ of 156. David Peralta is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 38 hits in 126 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .524. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 286 base hits, including 62 doubles and 43 homers. Arizona has walked 143 times this year and they have struck out on 366 occasions. They have had 246 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 4.18 runs per game and totaled 159 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -130
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