Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies 9/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Aaron Nola
The Washington Nationals visit Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Aaron Nola for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +134 and Philadelphia at -144. The Nationals have a 66-73-4 over/under record and a 66-77-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 69-73-0 against the run line and have a 63-72-7 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 66-73-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 66-77-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 63-72-7 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 69-73-0 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
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 Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/16/18 P Aaron Loup Forearm 10-day DL (08/16)
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 71-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 7-7 record with an earned run average of 4.04 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 124 strikeouts over his 107 innings pitched and he's given up 100 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 414 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 431 hitters and walked 151 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,170 base hits and 570 earned runs. They have allowed 176 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 412 batters and struck out 1,246. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
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 .330, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 121 hits this season in 482 at bats with 91 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .508 and an OPS+ of 134. Trea Turner is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 157 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 583 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .408. The Nationals have 1,227 hits, including 243 doubles and 168 home runs. Washington has walked 532 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,148 times as a unit. They have left 1,024 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 669 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 74-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.29, Aaron Nola has a 16-4 record and a 0.96 WHIP. He has 196 strikeouts over the 188.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 131 hits. He's allowing 6.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 457 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 499 batters and walked 183 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,185 base knocks and 558 earned runs this season. They have given up 149 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 427 hitters and struck out 1,283 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.80.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 29th in the league. The Phillies hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .318. He has 131 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 501 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .435 with an OPS+ of 98. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 137 hits in 530 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .360. The Phillies as a unit have 1,135 base hits, including 211 doubles and 167 homers. Philadelphia has walked 509 times this year and they have struck out on 1,329 occasions. They have had 984 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 606 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals +134
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