Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants 4/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Chris Stratton
The Washington Nationals visit AT&T Park on Monday, April 23, 2018 to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Chris Stratton for the Giants.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -125 and San Francisco at +115. The Nationals have a 10-9-2 over/under record and a 9-12-0 run line mark. The Giants are 12-8-0 against the run line and have a 9-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 10-9-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 9-12-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 9-11-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 12-8-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/21/18 3B Anthony Rendon Toe is "?" Sunday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
04/21/18 P Matt Grace Groin 10-day DL (04/21)
04/19/18 C Jhonatan Solano Elbow 60-day DL
04/17/18 RF Brian Goodwin Wrist 10-day DL (04/16)
04/11/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle 10-day DL (04/09)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 10-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/27/18 2B Daniel Murphy Knee 10-day DL (03/27)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
04/21/18 C Buster Posey Back is "?" Saturday vs Los Angeles Angels
04/20/18 LF Hunter Pence Thumb 10-day DL (04/20)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
03/29/18 P Mark Melancon Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Madison Bumgarner Hand 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Will Smith Elbow 10-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 10-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.49 and a WHIP of 1.52 this season. He has 25 strikeouts over his 21.2 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.88 and they have given up 58 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 81 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 159 base hits and 87 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 68 batters and struck out 225. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.84.
As a team Washington is hitting .231, good for 20th in the league. The Nationals hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Anthony Rendon is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 16 hits this season in 56 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .411 and an OPS+ of 111. Bryce Harper is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .469. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 65 at bats. His OPS+ is 208 while his slugging percentage is at .662. The Nationals have 163 hits, including 32 doubles and 23 home runs. Washington has walked 97 times so far this season and they have struck out 183 times as a unit. They have left 158 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 90 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 8-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.22, Chris Stratton has a 1-1 record and a 0.90 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 24.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 15 hits. He's allowing 5.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 63 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 68 batters and walked 27 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.42. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 150 base knocks and 68 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 67 hitters and struck out 158 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.68.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 22nd in the league. The Giants hold a .359 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Joe Panik comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .329. He has 18 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 71 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .408 with an OPS+ of 107. Buster Posey is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 17 hits in 63 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .413. The Giants as a unit have 157 base hits, including 24 doubles and 20 homers. San Francisco has walked 53 times this year and they have struck out on 195 occasions. They have had 134 men left on base and have an OPS of .647. They have scored 3.1 runs per game and totaled 62 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants +115
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