Washington Nationals at Tampa Bay Rays 6/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Nathan Eovaldi
The Washington Nationals head to Tropicana Field on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Nathan Eovaldi for the Rays.
The odds for this matchup have Washington at -227 and Tampa Bay at +209. The Nationals have a 31-43-2 over/under mark and a 38-38-0 run line record. The Rays are 45-32-0 against the run line and have a 33-41-3 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 31-43-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 38-38-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 33-41-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 45-32-0 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
06/18/18 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 41-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 10-3 record with an earned run average of 2.09 and a WHIP of 0.85 this year. He has 161 strikeouts over his 107.2 innings pitched and he's given up 67 hits. He allows 5.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 199 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 232 hitters and walked 78 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 578 base hits and 271 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 211 batters and struck out 715. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
As a team Washington is hitting .241, good for 18th in the league. The Nationals hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .348. He has 81 hits this season in 304 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .405 and an OPS+ of 101. Bryce Harper is hitting .219 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 58 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 265 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .479. The Nationals have 614 hits, including 127 doubles and 85 home runs. Washington has walked 272 times so far this season and they have struck out 615 times as a unit. They have left 519 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 323 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 37-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.91, Nathan Eovaldi has a 1-3 record and a 0.89 WHIP this season. He has 21 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 296 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 317 batters and walked 120 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 586 base knocks and 291 earned runs this season. They have given up 79 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 242 hitters and struck out 635 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 9th in the league. The Rays hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Mallex Smith comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .339. He has 64 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 233 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .361 with an OPS+ of 98. 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 654 base hits, including 116 doubles and 70 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 241 times this year and they have struck out on 674 occasions. They have had 536 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 3.9 runs per game and totaled 300 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -227
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