Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins 9/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Trevor Richards
The Washington Nationals visit Marlins Park on Monday, September 17, 2018 to play the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Trevor Richards for the Marlins.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -147 and Miami at +137. The Nationals have a 68-77-4 over/under record and a 71-78-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 74-74-0 against the run line and have a 74-68-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 68-77-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 71-78-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 74-68-6 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 74-74-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
09/16/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Wrist is out indefinitely
08/21/18 P Tommy Milone Shoulder 10-day DL (08/20)
08/14/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle is out for season
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)
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
09/16/18 P Dan Straily Oblique is questionable for next scheduled start
09/05/18 3B Martin Prado Abdominal 60-day DL (09/05)
09/01/18 P Pablo Lopez Shoulder is out for season
07/24/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-day DL (07/21)
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-day DL (06/25)
06/16/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 60-day DL (04/17)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 75-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 3.87 and a WHIP of 1.18 this season. He has 133 strikeouts over his 114 innings pitched and he's given up 105 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 432 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 451 hitters and walked 166 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,218 base hits and 592 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 435 batters and struck out 1,293. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team Washington is hitting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Nationals hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 163 hits this season in 610 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .405 and an OPS+ of 94. Bryce Harper is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .388. He has totaled 124 hits and he has driven in 95 men in 504 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .498. The Nationals have 1,275 hits, including 257 doubles and 176 home runs. Washington has walked 569 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,195 times as a unit. They have left 1,073 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 699 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 57-91 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.85, Trevor Richards has a 3-9 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 107 strikeouts over the 107.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 107 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.48 and they have given up 588 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 502 batters and walked 258 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,292 base knocks and 718 earned runs this season. They have given up 182 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 550 hitters and struck out 1,150 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 26th in the league. The Marlins hold a .359 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .353. He has 149 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 552 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .395 with an OPS+ of 113. Starlin Castro is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 156 hits in 557 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .400. The Marlins as a unit have 1,201 base hits, including 204 doubles and 121 homers. Miami has walked 420 times this year and they have struck out on 1,262 occasions. They have had 1,035 men left on base and have an OPS of .663. They have scored 3.66 runs per game and totaled 541 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins +137
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