Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Betting Tips 8/3/2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Alex Young
Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals (57-51, 3rd in NL East) travel to Chase Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (54-55, 3rd in NL West).
The Nationals have been a solid play for bettors, having gone 57-51-0 SU. The Diamondbacks are covering 49.5% of the time, going 54-55-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been an inconsistent Over choice for over/under bettors, having gone 49-53-6.
Washington is covering 50.0% of the time away from home, having gone 26-26-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are covering 46.9% of the time at Chase Field, going 23-26-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been a decent Over choice for over/under bettors, having gone 53-50-6.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
7/31/2019 Matt Adams 1B Foot Probable for Aug 2
7/31/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/31/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
7/31/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
7/29/2019 Max Scherzer SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/25/2019 Austin Voth SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/23/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/22/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/2/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/31/2019 Matt Andriese RP Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/26/2019 Luke Weaver SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
6/27/2019 Steven Souza RF Knee Out for the season
3/11/2019 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 57-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 14-4 record with an earned run average of 3.26 and a WHIP of 1.04 this season. He has 168 strikeouts over his 140.2 innings pitched and he's given up 112 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.93 and they have given up 352 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen and they've struck out 330 hitters and walked 147 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 915 base hits and 465 earned runs. They have allowed 124 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 337 batters and struck out 1,023. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.98.
As a team Washington is hitting .257, good for 11th in the league. The Nationals hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Anthony Rendon is hitting .317 with an on-base percentage of .404. He has 112 hits this season in 353 at bats with 80 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .609 and an OPS+ of 154. Adam Eaton is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 400 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .398. The Nationals have 940 hits, including 185 doubles and 146 home runs. Washington has walked 377 times so far this season and they have struck out 892 times as a unit. They have left 752 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 540 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 54-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.51, Alex Young has a 4-0 record and a 0.84 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 28.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 17 hits. He's allowing 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 360 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 378 batters and walked 157 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 921 base knocks and 471 earned runs this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 339 hitters and struck out 960 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 9th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Eduardo Escobar comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .338. He has 119 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 424 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .526 with an OPS+ of 120. Ketel Marte is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 132 hits in 420 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .567. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 987 base hits, including 208 doubles and 151 homers. Arizona has walked 352 times this year and they have struck out on 913 occasions. They have had 763 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 558 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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