Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals MLB Picks Against the Spread 6/16/2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley vs. Anibal Sanchez
Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (32-37, 4th in NL East) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (37-34, 3rd in NL West) at Nationals Park on Sunday, June 16, 2019. The line on this matchup has the Diamondbacks priced at -115 and the Nationals are at +105. The O/U has been set at 9.
The Diamondbacks have been a good play for baseball wagerers, having gone 37-34-0 SU. Washington is covering 46.4% of the time, going 32-37-0 straight up. The Diamondbacks have been a very good pick for baseball bettors as the favorite, going 15-9-0 SU. Washington is covering 40.7% of the time as an underdog, having gone 11-16-0 straight up.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have been an inconsistent Over choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 34-34-3.
The Diamondbacks cover 56.1% of the time as the visitor, having gone 23-18-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals cover 50.0% of the time at Nationals Park, going 16-16-0 SU.
The Nationals have been a good Over choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 35-29-5.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
6/14/2019 Alex Avila C Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 24
6/14/2019 Jon Duplantier RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/13/2019 Jake Lamb 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 27
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
6/14/2019 Matt Adams 1B Oblique Probable for Jun 15
6/13/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
6/13/2019 Justin Miller RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
6/13/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
6/13/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 17
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 37-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Godley has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 6.09 and a WHIP of 1.50 this season. He has 43 strikeouts over his 54.2 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 249 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 244 hitters and walked 99 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 609 base hits and 290 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 223 batters and struck out 625. 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 4.05.
As a team Arizona is hitting .256, good for 12th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Ketel Marte is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 78 hits this season in 282 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .528 and an OPS+ of 118. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 81 hits and he has driven in 57 men in 276 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .576. The Diamondbacks have 644 hits, including 144 doubles and 108 home runs. Arizona has walked 217 times so far this season and they have struck out 618 times as a unit. They have left 482 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 5.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 369 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 32-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.92, Anibal Sanchez has a 2-6 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 56 strikeouts over the 59.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 55 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.22 and they have given up 221 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 214 batters and walked 90 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 582 base knocks and 312 earned runs this season. They have given up 83 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 221 hitters and struck out 656 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 16th in the league. The Nationals hold a .425 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. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .359. He has 70 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 255 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .396 with an OPS+ of 95. Anthony Rendon is hitting .315 this season and he has an OBP of .414. He has collected 63 hits in 200 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 169 and a slugging percentage of .655. The Nationals as a unit have 584 base hits, including 116 doubles and 91 homers. Washington has walked 226 times this year and they have struck out on 605 occasions. They have had 465 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.84 runs per game and totaled 334 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals +105
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