San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals MLB Picks Against the Spread 4/17/2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Jeremy Hellickson
The San Francisco Giants visit Nationals Park on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Jeremy Hellickson for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +130 and Washington at -140. The Giants have a 5-10-2 over/under record and a 7-10-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 6-8-0 against the run line and have a 9-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 5-10-2 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 7-10-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 9-5-0 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 6-8-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
03/28/19 P Johnny Cueto Elbow is out for season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/02/19 SS Trea Turner Finger 10-day IL (04/03)
03/25/19 P Koda Glover Elbow is out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 7-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.62 and a WHIP of 1.08 this season. He has 13 strikeouts over his 16.2 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.77 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 58 hitters and walked 12 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.75. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 126 base hits and 48 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 40 batters and struck out 149. They have walked 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 3.43.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .199, good for 29th in the league. The Giants hold a .313 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .259, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.6 hits per game. Steven Duggar is hitting .224 with an on-base percentage of .250. He has 15 hits this season in 67 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .328 and an OPS+ of 53. Brandon Belt is hitting .218 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .317. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 55 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .473. The Giants have 112 hits, including 30 doubles and 10 home runs. San Francisco has walked 38 times so far this season and they have struck out 154 times as a unit. They have left 99 men on base and have a team OPS of .572. They score 2.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 47 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 7-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.25, Jeremy Hellickson has a 1-0 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 8 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.75 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .304 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 41 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 130 base knocks and 70 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 48 hitters and struck out 137 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 11th in the league. The Nationals hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Juan Soto comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .371. He has 13 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 52 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .442 with an OPS+ of 108. Anthony Rendon is hitting .400 this season and he has an OBP of .460. He has collected 22 hits in 55 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 230 and a slugging percentage of .873. The Nationals as a unit have 126 base hits, including 27 doubles and 21 homers. Washington has walked 52 times this year and they have struck out on 136 occasions. They have had 92 men left on base and have an OPS of .788. They have scored 5.93 runs per game and totaled 83 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals -140
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