Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins 9/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Sandy Alcantara
Marlins Park is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Sandy Alcantara for the Marlins.
Washington opens at -185 while Miami opens at +174. The Nationals have a 69-77-4 over/under record and a 72-78-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 75-74-0 against the run line and have a 75-68-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 69-77-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 72-78-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 75-68-6 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 75-74-0 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
09/16/18 P Jose Urena Hand left last game, is questionable next 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 76-74 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 year. 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 3.90 and they have given up 435 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 455 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 1,226 base hits and 596 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 437 batters and struck out 1,300. 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 4.11.
As a team Washington is hitting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Nationals hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 126 hits this season in 507 at bats with 97 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .505 and an OPS+ of 134. Trea Turner is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 164 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 615 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .403. The Nationals have 1,286 hits, including 257 doubles and 178 home runs. Washington has walked 574 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,199 times as a unit. They have left 1,082 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 705 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 58-91 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.42, Sandy Alcantara has a 2-0 record and a 0.95 WHIP this season. He has 14 strikeouts over the 19 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He allows 3.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.47 and they have given up 592 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 508 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 4.86. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,299 base knocks and 721 earned runs this season. They have given up 183 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 551 hitters and struck out 1,160 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 4.58.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 26th in the league. The Marlins hold a .360 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. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .330. He has 157 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 561 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .399 with an OPS+ of 107. Brian Anderson is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 149 hits in 552 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .395. The Marlins as a unit have 1,210 base hits, including 206 doubles and 122 homers. Miami has walked 422 times this year and they have struck out on 1,273 occasions. They have had 1,039 men left on base and have an OPS of .664. They have scored 3.67 runs per game and totaled 547 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -185
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