Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals MLB Picks Against the Spread 6/14/2019
Friday, June 14, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Max Scherzer
Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks (36-33, 3rd in NL West) are headed to Nationals Park on Friday where they'll take on the Washington Nationals (31-36, 4th in NL East). The Nationals open this game at -179 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +169. The over/under has been set at 7.5.
The Diamondbacks have been inconsistent for Las Vegas oddsmakers oddsmakers, having gone 36-33-0 SU. The Nationals cover 46.3% of the time, going 31-36-0 straight up. The Nationals have been a dicey option for wagerers as a favorite, going 20-21-0 SU. The Diamondbacks cover 47.8% of the time as an underdog, having gone 22-24-0 straight up.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have been a dicey Over pick for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 33-33-3.
Arizona is covering 56.4% of the time as the away team, having gone 22-17-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington is covering 50.0% of the time at Nationals Park, going 15-15-0 SU.
The Nationals have been a solid Over pick for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 34-28-5.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
6/12/2019 Jon Duplantier RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 26
5/30/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
5/30/2019 Jake Lamb 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/27/2019 Luke Weaver SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
5/23/2019 Wilmer Flores 2B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
3/28/2019 Steven Souza RF Knee Out for the season
3/11/2019 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
6/11/2019 Matt Adams 1B Oblique Probable for Jun 13
6/6/2019 Justin Miller RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/6/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
6/4/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
6/4/2019 Rafael Bautista RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
5/29/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/9/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 13
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 36-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 3.54 and a WHIP of 1.35 this season. He has 101 strikeouts over his 76.1 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 245 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 239 hitters and walked 98 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 598 base hits and 283 earned runs. They have allowed 81 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 221 batters and struck out 612. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team Arizona is hitting .257, good for 11th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Ketel Marte is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 78 hits this season in 275 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .542 and an OPS+ of 122. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 79 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 268 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .582. The Diamondbacks have 631 hits, including 140 doubles and 104 home runs. Arizona has walked 211 times so far this season and they have struck out 601 times as a unit. They have left 471 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 361 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 31-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.83, Max Scherzer has a 4-5 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 126 strikeouts over the 92.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 84 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.33 and they have given up 217 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 208 batters and walked 88 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 569 base knocks and 304 earned runs this season. They have given up 79 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 215 hitters and struck out 639 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 15th in the league. The Nationals hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .357. He has 69 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 252 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .397 with an OPS+ of 95. Anthony Rendon is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .422. He has collected 62 hits in 194 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 173 and a slugging percentage of .655. The Nationals as a unit have 573 base hits, including 115 doubles and 89 homers. Washington has walked 224 times this year and they have struck out on 592 occasions. They have had 459 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 327 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals -179
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