Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals MLB Betting Tips 6/20/2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola vs. Stephen Strasburg
Nationals Park is the site where Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (33-38, 4th in NL East) will play the Philadelphia Phillies (39-32, 2nd in NL East) on Thursday. The Nationals open this contest at +140 while the Phillies are priced at -150. The O/U is set at 9.
The Phillies have been a good choice for baseball bettors, having gone 39-32-0 SU. The Nationals cover 46.5% of the time, going 33-38-0 straight up. The Phillies have been bad for Las Vegas oddsmakers as a favorite, going 31-20-0 SU. Washington covers 40.7% of the time as an underdog, having gone 11-16-0 straight up.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Phillies have been a pretty good Under option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 33-36-2.
The Phillies cover 47.1% of the time as the away team, having gone 16-18-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington covers 50.0% of the time at Nationals Park, going 17-17-0 SU.
The Nationals have been a bad Under option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 37-29-5.
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
6/18/2019 J.T C Groin Probable for Jun 19
6/18/2019 Adam Haseley CF Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 27
6/18/2019 Jay Bruce LF Hamstring Probable for Jun 19
6/17/2019 Jerad Eickhoff SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
6/17/2019 Tommy Hunter RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/14/2019 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/7/2019 David Robertson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/4/2019 Andrew McCutchen LF Knee Out for the season
6/4/2019 Victor Arano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
5/29/2019 Adam Morgan RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
6/18/2019 Max Scherzer SP Nose Probable for Jun 19
6/16/2019 Kyle Barraclough RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/15/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
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
6/13/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
6/4/2019 Rafael Bautista RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 39-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Nola has a 6-1 record with an earned run average of 4.89 and a WHIP of 1.51 this season. He has 90 strikeouts over his 81 innings pitched and he's given up 86 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 249 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 248 hitters and walked 102 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 644 base hits and 318 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 244 batters and struck out 608. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.93.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .243, good for 20th in the league. The Phillies hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .395. He has 68 hits this season in 251 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 136. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .261 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 33 men in 261 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .421. The Phillies have 585 hits, including 140 doubles and 86 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 263 times so far this season and they have struck out 607 times as a unit. They have left 487 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 346 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 33-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.75, Stephen Strasburg has a 7-4 record and a 1.06 WHIP. He has 115 strikeouts over the 96 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 78 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.27 and they have given up 232 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 219 batters and walked 94 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 608 base knocks and 326 earned runs this season. They have given up 89 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 226 hitters and struck out 669 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Nationals hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .365. He has 73 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 261 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .398 with an OPS+ of 97. Anthony Rendon is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .415. He has collected 67 hits in 209 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 170 and a slugging percentage of .660. The Nationals as a unit have 609 base hits, including 117 doubles and 97 homers. Washington has walked 231 times this year and they have struck out on 623 occasions. They have had 476 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.96 runs per game and totaled 352 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies -150
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