Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals Baseball Betting Tips 5/24/2019
Friday, May 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Pablo Lopez vs. Kyle McGowin
Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (19-30, 4th in NL East) host the Miami Marlins (15-31, 5th in NL East) at Nationals Park on Friday, May 24, 2019. The Nationals open this matchup at -168 while the Marlins are priced at +158. The O/U is set at 9.
The Marlins have been lousy for baseball wagerers, having gone 15-31-0 SU. Washington is covering 38.8% of the time, going 19-30-0 straight up. The Nationals have been a bad option for baseball wagerers as a favorite, going 11-17-0 SU. The Marlins cover 32.6% of the time as the underdog, having gone 15-31-0 straight up.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins have been a rough Over option for O/U bettors, having gone 19-25-2.
Miami is covering 30.0% of the time on the road, having gone 6-14-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington is covering 41.7% of the time at Nationals Park, going 10-14-0 SU.
The Nationals have been a less than ideal Under option for O/U bettors, having gone 25-21-3.
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
05/22/19 2B Jon Berti Oblique 10-day IL (05/21)
05/12/19 LF Peter O'Brien Ribs 10-day IL (05/11)
05/08/19 P Drew Steckenrider Elbow 60-day IL (05/07)
03/28/19 P Riley Ferrell Biceps 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/21/19 P Jeremy Hellickson Shoulder 10-day IL (05/21)
05/18/19 P Justin Miller Rotator Cuff 10-day IL (05/18)
05/16/19 P Anibal Sanchez Hamstring 10-day IL (05/16)
05/10/19 LF Andrew Stevenson Back 10-day IL (05/07)
04/28/19 1B Ryan Zimmerman Plantar Fasciitis 10-day IL (04/28)
04/27/19 P Koda Glover Elbow 60-day IL
04/26/19 P Trevor Rosenthal Infection 10-day IL (04/26)
04/20/19 P Austen Williams Undisclosed 10-day IL (04/20)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 15-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Pablo Lopez has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 5.06 and a WHIP of 1.17 this season. He has 49 strikeouts over his 48 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.03 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 171 hitters and walked 82 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 374 base hits and 202 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 177 batters and struck out 410. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Miami is hitting .222, good for 26th in the league. The Marlins hold a .320 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .283, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .234 with an on-base percentage of .311. He has 40 hits this season in 171 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .351 and an OPS+ of 86. Starlin Castro is hitting .226 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .272. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 177 at bats. His OPS+ is 58 while his slugging percentage is at .288. The Marlins have 338 hits, including 57 doubles and 31 home runs. Miami has walked 116 times so far this season and they have struck out 416 times as a unit. They have left 302 men on base and have a team OPS of .603. They score 2.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 129 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 19-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.00, Kyle McGowin has a 0-0 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 3 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 3 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.89 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 150 batters and walked 73 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.93. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 425 base knocks and 236 earned runs this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 172 hitters and struck out 476 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 22nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .336. He has 52 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 193 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .378 with an OPS+ of 89. Victor Robles is hitting .237 this season and he has an OBP of .301. He has collected 40 hits in 169 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .432. The Nationals as a unit have 397 base hits, including 73 doubles and 63 homers. Washington has walked 158 times this year and they have struck out on 465 occasions. They have had 332 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 215 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -168
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