Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins 5/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Wei-Yin Chen
The Washington Nationals head to Marlins Park on Saturday, May 26, 2018 to take on the Miami Marlins. The expected starting pitchers are Tanner Roark for the Nationals and Wei-Yin Chen for the Marlins.
The odds for this matchup have Washington at -250 and Miami at +229. The Nationals have a 21-25-2 over/under mark and a 23-25-0 run line record. The Marlins are 25-24-0 against the run line and have a 23-26-0 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 21-25-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 23-25-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 23-26-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 25-24-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/23/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Blister is "?" next start
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
05/21/18 P Ryan Madson Chest 10-day DL (05/17)
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)
04/17/18 RF Brian Goodwin Wrist 10-day DL (04/16)
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)
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
04/20/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 10-day DL (04/17)
04/14/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 26-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 3.39 and a WHIP of 1.01 this year. He has 53 strikeouts over his 58.1 innings pitched and he's given up 42 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 150 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.42. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 353 base hits and 167 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 142 batters and struck out 488. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 3.46.
As a team Washington is hitting .238, good for 20th in the league. The Nationals hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 51 hits this season in 189 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of 117. Bryce Harper is hitting .232 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 164 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .537. The Nationals have 387 hits, including 78 doubles and 62 home runs. Washington has walked 191 times so far this season and they have struck out 395 times as a unit. They have left 344 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 212 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 19-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.55, Wei-Yin Chen has a 1-2 record and a 1.64 WHIP this season. He has 14 strikeouts over the 22 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.60 and they have given up 205 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 188 batters and walked 89 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 424 base knocks and 241 earned runs this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 200 hitters and struck out 404 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 25th in the league. The Marlins hold a .342 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .358. He has 50 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 181 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .381 with an OPS+ of 111. Starlin Castro is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 55 hits in 188 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .388. The Marlins as a unit have 381 base hits, including 61 doubles and 37 homers. Miami has walked 145 times this year and they have struck out on 428 occasions. They have had 340 men left on base and have an OPS of .642. They have scored 3.41 runs per game and totaled 167 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins +229
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