Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals MLB Betting Tips 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Pablo Lopez vs. Joe Ross
Nationals Park is the site where Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (74-58, 2nd in NL East) will take on the Miami Marlins (48-85, 5th in NL East) on Saturday. The line on this game has the Marlins coming in at +268 and the Nationals are at -300. The over/under is set at 9.
The Marlins have been dicey for baseball wagerers, having gone 48-85-0 SU. Washington is covering 56.1% of the time, going 74-58-0 straight up.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins have been a decent Over play for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 62-63-8.
The Marlins are covering 32.3% of the time as the away team, having gone 20-42-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington is covering 57.8% of the time at Nationals Park, going 37-27-0 SU.
The Nationals have been a decent Over play for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 62-63-7.
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
8/28/2019 Cesar Puello CF Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/28/2019 Jordan Yamamoto SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/27/2019 Miguel Rojas SS Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/27/2019 Austin Brice RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/26/2019 Chad Wallach C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/25/2019 Brian Anderson 3B Finger Out for the season
8/20/2019 Tayron Guerrero RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/15/2019 JT Riddle CF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/8/2019 Drew Steckenrider RP Elbow Out for the season
8/5/2019 Jose Urena SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/1/2019 Julian Fernandez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/29/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/28/2019 Roenis Elias RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/28/2019 Adam Eaton RF Knee Probable for Aug 30
8/28/2019 Matt Adams 1B Knee Probable for Aug 30
8/28/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/28/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/28/2019 Sean Doolittle RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/27/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 29
8/21/2019 Austin Voth SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/31/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 48-85 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Pablo Lopez has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 76 strikeouts over his 81.2 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.06 and they have given up 443 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 469 hitters and walked 216 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,082 base hits and 620 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 507 batters and struck out 1,150. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.91.
As a team Miami is hitting .241, good for 28th in the league. The Marlins hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .285. He has 138 hits this season in 525 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .394 and an OPS+ of 78. Garrett Cooper is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 92 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 334 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .428. The Marlins have 1,083 hits, including 212 doubles and 115 home runs. Miami has walked 312 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,209 times as a unit. They have left 845 men on base and have a team OPS of .667. They score 3.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 493 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 74-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.36, Joe Ross has a 3-3 record and a 1.65 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 50.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 57 hits. He's allowing 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.89 and they have given up 433 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 413 batters and walked 175 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,118 base knocks and 564 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 411 hitters and struck out 1,225 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 6th in the league. The Nationals hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .375. He has 139 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 482 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .436 with an OPS+ of 106. Anthony Rendon is hitting .329 this season and he has an OBP of .408. He has collected 148 hits in 450 at bats while driving in 104 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .616. The Nationals as a unit have 1,193 base hits, including 238 doubles and 188 homers. Washington has walked 475 times this year and they have struck out on 1,079 occasions. They have had 925 men left on base and have an OPS of .794. They have scored 5.35 runs per game and totaled 706 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins (+268)
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