Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals MLB Tips 4/2/2019
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Eflin vs. Max Scherzer
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Nationals Park on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Zach Eflin for the Phillies and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +185 and Washington at -200. The Phillies have a 2-1-0 over/under record and a 3-0-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 0-3-0 against the run line and have a 2-1-0 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 3-0-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 0-3-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
03/25/19 CF Roman Quinn Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tommy Hunter Forearm 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
03/28/19 2B Howie Kendrick Hamstring 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Koda Glover Elbow is out indefinitely
03/25/19 CF Michael A. Taylor Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 3-0 overall record this season. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 8 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 8 hitters and walked 4 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 21 base hits and 11 earned runs. They have allowed 3 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 16 batters and struck out 26. They have walked 5.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.48.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .236, good for 16th in the league. The Phillies hold a .562 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .384, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Maikel Franco is hitting .444 with an on-base percentage of .583. He has 4 hits this season in 9 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of 1.111 and an OPS+ of 317. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .667. He has totaled 2 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 6 at bats. His OPS+ is 316 while his slugging percentage is at 1.000. The Phillies have 21 hits, including 3 doubles and 8 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 20 times so far this season and they have struck out 26 times as a unit. They have left 17 men on base and have a team OPS of .946. They score 7.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 23 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 1-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.35, Max Scherzer has a 0-1 record and a 0.65 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 7.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 2 hits. He's allowing 2.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 12.27 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .432 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 7 batters and walked 3 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 10.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 6. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 32 base knocks and 18 earned runs this season. They have given up 1 home run this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 10 hitters and struck out 31 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.56 while their FIP as a staff is 2.26.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 12th in the league. The Nationals hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Ryan Zimmerman comes into this matchup batting .167 with an OBP of .231. He has 2 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 12 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .250 with an OPS+ of 21. Juan Soto is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .308. He has collected 3 hits in 12 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 61 and a slugging percentage of .333. The Nationals as a unit have 25 base hits, including 8 doubles and 3 homers. Washington has walked 5 times this year and they have struck out on 36 occasions. They have had 20 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 14 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals -200
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