Washington Nationals at Toronto Blue Jays 6/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, June 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Sam Gaviglio
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, June 17, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Tanner Roark for the Nationals and Sam Gaviglio for the Blue Jays.
Washington opens at -118 while Toronto opens at +108. The Nationals have a 26-38-2 over/under record and a 34-32-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 33-36-0 against the run line and have a 32-31-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 26-38-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 34-32-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 32-31-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 33-36-0 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 37-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 3-7 record with an earned run average of 3.63 and a WHIP of 1.12 this year. He has 70 strikeouts over his 84.1 innings pitched and he's given up 67 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 167 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 205 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.32. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 493 base hits and 222 earned runs. They have allowed 69 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 180 batters and struck out 642. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.48.
As a team Washington is hitting .236, good for 22nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .225 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 52 hits this season in 231 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .498 and an OPS+ of 131. Trea Turner is hitting .257 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 269 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .383. The Nationals have 529 hits, including 104 doubles and 80 home runs. Washington has walked 240 times so far this season and they have struck out 537 times as a unit. They have left 449 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 287 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 31-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.66, Sam Gaviglio has a 2-2 record and a 1.16 WHIP this season. He has 29 strikeouts over the 32 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 28 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 242 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 238 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 4.57. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 618 base knocks and 313 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 242 hitters and struck out 577 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 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 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, 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 .254 with an OBP of .290. He has 66 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 260 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .427 with an OPS+ of 93. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 68 hits in 262 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .477. The Blue Jays as a unit have 545 base hits, including 132 doubles and 88 homers. Toronto has walked 240 times this year and they have struck out on 603 occasions. They have had 446 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 310 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -118
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