Washington Nationals at Toronto Blue Jays 6/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Marco Estrada
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, June 16, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays.
Washington opens at -222 while Toronto opens at +205. The Nationals have a 25-38-2 over/under record and a 34-31-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 32-36-0 against the run line and have a 31-31-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 25-38-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 34-31-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 31-31-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 32-36-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
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 Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
06/10/18 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
06/01/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (05/29)
05/11/18 P Marcus Stroman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/09)
05/08/18 P Roberto Osuna Personal is out indefinitely
05/08/18 LF Steve Pearce Oblique 10-day DL (05/03)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 37-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 10-2 record with an earned run average of 2.00 and a WHIP of 0.85 this year. He has 142 strikeouts over his 94.2 innings pitched and he's given up 58 hits. He's allowed 5.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 203 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.28. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 483 base hits and 216 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 178 batters and struck out 637. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.11 and their FIP as a unit is 3.43.
As a team Washington is hitting .236, good for 22nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .224 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 51 hits this season in 228 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 130. Trea Turner is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 264 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .386. The Nationals have 519 hits, including 102 doubles and 80 home runs. Washington has walked 238 times so far this season and they have struck out 526 times as a unit. They have left 443 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 282 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 30-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.09, Marco Estrada has a 3-6 record and a 1.37 WHIP this season. He has 57 strikeouts over the 70.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 79 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 238 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 235 batters and walked 92 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 608 base knocks and 308 earned runs this season. They have given up 88 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 240 hitters and struck out 566 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .295. He has 66 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 256 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .434 with an OPS+ of 96. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 65 hits in 258 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .446. The Blue Jays as a unit have 535 base hits, including 128 doubles and 85 homers. Toronto has walked 238 times this year and they have struck out on 598 occasions. They have had 441 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 304 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -222
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