Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals Baseball Betting Tips 5/26/2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Caleb Smith vs. Erick Fedde
Brian Anderson and the Miami Marlins (16-32, 5th in NL East) are headed to Nationals Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Washington Nationals (20-31, 4th in NL East). The odds on this matchup have the Marlins coming in at +152 and the Nationals are at -162. The O/U has been set at 8.5.
The Marlins have been strong for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 16-32-0 SU. Washington is covering 39.2% of the time, going 20-31-0 straight up. The Nationals have been an awful bet for MLB wagerers as the favorite, going 12-18-0 SU. Miami is covering 33.3% of the time as the underdog, having gone 16-32-0 straight up.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins have been a rough Over choice for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 20-26-2.
Miami is covering 31.8% of the time as a visitor, having gone 7-15-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington is covering 44.0% of the time at Nationals Park, going 11-14-0 SU.
The Nationals have been a rough Under choice for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 27-21-3.
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 16-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Caleb Smith has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.38 and a WHIP of 0.89 this season. He has 71 strikeouts over his 53 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He's allowed 5.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.30 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 180 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 399 base hits and 216 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 183 batters and struck out 426. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
As a team Miami is hitting .225, good for 25th in the league. The Marlins hold a .328 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .235 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 42 hits this season in 179 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .363 and an OPS+ of 91. Starlin Castro is hitting .231 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .275. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 186 at bats. His OPS+ is 60 while his slugging percentage is at .290. The Marlins have 360 hits, including 60 doubles and 35 home runs. Miami has walked 122 times so far this season and they have struck out 431 times as a unit. They have left 320 men on base and have a team OPS of .614. They score 3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 144 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 20-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.87, Erick Fedde has a 0-0 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 15.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 11 hits. He's allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.09 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .282 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 158 batters and walked 76 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 447 base knocks and 251 earned runs this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 178 hitters and struck out 491 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Nationals hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .339. He has 55 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 202 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .391 with an OPS+ of 91. Victor Robles is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .313. He has collected 43 hits in 176 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Nationals as a unit have 424 base hits, including 81 doubles and 67 homers. Washington has walked 166 times this year and they have struck out on 484 occasions. They have had 348 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 231 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -162
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