Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies 8/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 27, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Zach Eflin
The Washington Nationals head to Citizens Bank Park on Monday, August 27, 2018 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Zach Eflin for the Phillies.
The odds for this matchup have Washington at -113 and Philadelphia at +103. The Nationals have a 56-70-4 over/under mark and a 62-68-0 run line record. The Phillies are 65-64-0 against the run line and have a 56-67-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 56-70-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 62-68-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 56-67-6 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 65-64-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
08/21/18 P Tommy Milone Shoulder 10-day DL (08/20)
08/17/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Wrist 10-day DL (08/16)
08/15/18 P Ryan Madson Back 10-day DL (08/14)
08/14/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle is out for season
07/10/18 P Sean Doolittle Toe 10-day DL (07/07)
07/05/18 P Erick Fedde Oblique 60-day DL (07/05)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
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)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/23/18 P Edubray Ramos Blister 10-day DL (08/22)
08/23/18 1B Justin Bour Oblique 10-day DL (08/22)
08/16/18 P Aaron Loup Forearm 10-day DL (08/16)
08/16/18 P Austin Davis Back 10-day DL (08/16)
07/10/18 CF Pedro Florimon Foot 60-day DL (07/10)
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 64-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 4.23 and a WHIP of 1.19 this year. He has 106 strikeouts over his 89.1 innings pitched and he's given up 84 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 377 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 392 hitters and walked 133 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,063 base hits and 504 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 366 batters and struck out 1,130. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team Washington is hitting .250, good for 14th in the league. The Nationals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 141 hits this season in 527 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .406 and an OPS+ of 94. Bryce Harper is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 110 hits and he has driven in 81 men in 448 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .502. The Nationals have 1,103 hits, including 216 doubles and 153 home runs. Washington has walked 467 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,038 times as a unit. They have left 920 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 590 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 69-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.93, Zach Eflin has a 9-4 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 93 strikeouts over the 100.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 98 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 418 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 454 batters and walked 166 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,080 base knocks and 503 earned runs this season. They have given up 130 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 384 hitters and struck out 1,157 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.74.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 27th in the league. The Phillies hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .367. He has 127 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 487 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .368 with an OPS+ of 97. Odubel Herrera is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 126 hits in 470 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .445. The Phillies as a unit have 1,031 base hits, including 193 doubles and 150 homers. Philadelphia has walked 466 times this year and they have struck out on 1,217 occasions. They have had 894 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 555 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -113
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