Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies 8/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Aaron Nola
The Washington Nationals visit Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Aaron Nola for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -115 and Philadelphia at +105. The Nationals have a 57-70-4 over/under record and a 63-68-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 66-64-0 against the run line and have a 57-67-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 57-70-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 63-68-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 57-67-6 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 66-64-0 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 65-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 16-6 record with an earned run average of 2.13 and a WHIP of 0.89 this season. He has 244 strikeouts over his 181.2 innings pitched and he's given up 116 hits. He's allowed 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 378 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 396 hitters and walked 134 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,066 base hits and 504 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 1,137. They have walked 2.9 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 .252, good for 13th in the league. The Nationals hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 143 hits this season in 531 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .409 and an OPS+ of 95. Bryce Harper is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 84 men in 450 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .507. The Nationals have 1,119 hits, including 219 doubles and 156 home runs. Washington has walked 471 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,048 times as a unit. They have left 925 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 605 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 70-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.13, Aaron Nola has a 15-3 record and a 0.97 WHIP. He has 169 strikeouts over the 169 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 119 hits. He's allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 422 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 459 batters and walked 167 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,087 base knocks and 506 earned runs this season. They have given up 132 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 388 hitters and struck out 1,168 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 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 27th in the league. The Phillies hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .366. He has 127 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 491 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .365 with an OPS+ of 96. Odubel Herrera is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 127 hits in 474 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .443. The Phillies as a unit have 1,045 base hits, including 196 doubles and 154 homers. Philadelphia has walked 473 times this year and they have struck out on 1,221 occasions. They have had 905 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.33 runs per game and totaled 563 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -115
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