Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies 8/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Jake Arrieta
The Washington Nationals head to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Jake Arrieta for the Phillies.
The odds for this matchup have Washington at +111 and Philadelphia at -121. The Nationals have a 57-71-4 over/under mark and a 64-68-0 run line record. The Phillies are 66-65-0 against the run line and have a 57-68-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 57-71-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 64-68-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 57-68-6 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 66-65-0 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)
08/14/18 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 66-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 7-11 record with an earned run average of 4.35 and a WHIP of 1.52 this year. He has 120 strikeouts over his 140.2 innings pitched and he's given up 147 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 379 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 399 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 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,072 base hits and 507 earned runs. They have allowed 156 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 374 batters and struck out 1,145. 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 12th 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 .337. He has 144 hits this season in 536 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .407 and an OPS+ of 95. Bryce Harper is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 113 hits and he has driven in 84 men in 454 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .504. The Nationals have 1,128 hits, including 220 doubles and 157 home runs. Washington has walked 476 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,056 times as a unit. They have left 934 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 610 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 70-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.37, Jake Arrieta has a 9-9 record and a 1.22 WHIP this season. He has 106 strikeouts over the 144.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 131 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 423 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 462 batters and walked 170 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,096 base knocks and 509 earned runs this season. They have given up 133 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 393 hitters and struck out 1,176 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 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 .316, 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 128 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 495 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .364 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 1,051 base hits, including 196 doubles and 155 homers. Philadelphia has walked 476 times this year and they have struck out on 1,229 occasions. They have had 910 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.32 runs per game and totaled 566 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies -121
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