Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals MLB Picks Against the Spread 6/15/2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Taylor Clarke vs. Stephen Strasburg
Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals (31-37, 4th in NL East) play the Arizona Diamondbacks (37-33, 3rd in NL West) at Nationals Park on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The Diamondbacks open this game at +186 while the Nationals are coming in at -201. The total is set at 9.
The Diamondbacks have been dicey for Las Vegas oddsmakers oddsmakers, having gone 37-33-0 SU. Washington covers 45.6% of the time, going 31-37-0 straight up. The Nationals have been dicey for wagerers as the favorite, going 20-21-0 SU. Arizona covers 47.8% of the time as the underdog, having gone 22-24-0 straight up.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have been a good Under bet for over/under bettors, having gone 33-34-3.
Arizona covers 57.5% of the time as the visitor, having gone 23-17-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington covers 48.4% of the time at Nationals Park, going 15-16-0 SU.
The Nationals have been an inconsistent Under bet for over/under bettors, having gone 34-29-5.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
6/13/2019 Alex Avila C Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
6/13/2019 Jake Lamb 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 27
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
5/27/2019 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
6/13/2019 Justin Miller RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
6/13/2019 Matt Adams 1B Oblique Probable for Jun 14
6/13/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 17
6/13/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
6/13/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 37-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Taylor Clarke has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.26 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 19 strikeouts over his 25.2 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 246 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 242 hitters and walked 98 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 601 base hits and 283 earned runs. They have allowed 81 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 221 batters and struck out 618. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
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 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 80 hits this season in 272 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .577 and an OPS+ of 136. Ketel Marte is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 78 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 278 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .536. The Diamondbacks have 638 hits, including 142 doubles and 106 home runs. Arizona has walked 214 times so far this season and they have struck out 605 times as a unit. They have left 474 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 366 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 31-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.36, Stephen Strasburg has a 7-3 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 110 strikeouts over the 91 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 69 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.24 and they have given up 218 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 211 batters and walked 88 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 576 base knocks and 309 earned runs this season. They have given up 81 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 218 hitters and struck out 643 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 16th in the league. The Nationals hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Anthony Rendon comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .416. He has 62 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 197 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .645 with an OPS+ of 168. Adam Eaton is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 70 hits in 255 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Nationals as a unit have 576 base hits, including 115 doubles and 89 homers. Washington has walked 224 times this year and they have struck out on 598 occasions. They have had 461 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.81 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 -201
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