Washington Nationals at Tampa Bay Rays 6/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, June 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Blake Snell
The Washington Nationals visit Tropicana Field on Monday, June 25, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Blake Snell for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +103 and Tampa Bay at -113. The Nationals have a 30-43-2 over/under record and a 37-38-0 run line mark. The Rays are 44-32-0 against the run line and have a 32-41-3 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 30-43-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 37-38-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 32-41-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 44-32-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
06/20/18 1B Matt Adams Finger 10-day DL (06/16)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
06/10/18 P Brandon Kintzler Forearm 10-day DL (06/10)
06/09/18 P Stephen Strasburg Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/06/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Hamstring 10-day DL (06/02)
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
05/12/18 1B Ryan Zimmerman Back 10-day DL (05/12)
05/11/18 C Matt Wieters Hamstring 10-day DL (05/11)
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 Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
06/24/18 1B C.J. Cron Rest is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs New York Yankees
06/24/18 C Wilson Ramos Rest is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs New York Yankees
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
06/04/18 P Chris Archer Groin 10-day DL (06/03)
05/23/18 P Jake Faria Side 60-day DL (05/23)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 40-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 3.08 and a WHIP of 1.35 this season. He has 80 strikeouts over his 84.2 innings pitched and he's given up 80 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 195 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 230 hitters and walked 77 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 569 base hits and 265 earned runs. They have allowed 85 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 207 batters and struck out 710. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.70.
As a team Washington is hitting .238, good for 22nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 79 hits this season in 299 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .398 and an OPS+ of 100. Bryce Harper is hitting .212 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 55 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 260 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .465. The Nationals have 597 hits, including 123 doubles and 84 home runs. Washington has walked 268 times so far this season and they have struck out 607 times as a unit. They have left 508 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 315 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 36-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.48, Blake Snell has a 9-4 record and a 1.06 WHIP. He has 103 strikeouts over the 94.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 64 hits. He's allowing 6.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 289 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 310 batters and walked 117 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 576 base knocks and 285 earned runs this season. They have given up 77 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 237 hitters and struck out 627 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Mallex Smith comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .341. He has 63 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 228 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .364 with an OPS+ of 100. C.J. Cron is hitting .235 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 65 hits in 277 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .448. The Rays as a unit have 644 base hits, including 113 doubles and 68 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 237 times this year and they have struck out on 663 occasions. They have had 528 men left on base and have an OPS of .707. They have scored 3.86 runs per game and totaled 293 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals +103
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