Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Point Spread Picks 5/9/2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. Rich Hill
The Washington Nationals visit Dodger Stadium on Thursday, May 9, 2019 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Patrick Corbin for the Nationals and Rich Hill for the Dodgers.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +125 and Los Angeles at -135. The Nationals have a 19-15-1 over/under record and a 12-23-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 21-14-0 against the run line and have a 15-20-0 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 19-15-1 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 12-23-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 15-20-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 21-14-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/08/19 P Tony Sipp Oblique 10-day IL (05/07)
05/05/19 1B Matt Adams Shoulder 10-day IL (05/05)
05/04/19 LF Juan Soto Back 10-day IL (05/01)
04/28/19 1B Ryan Zimmerman Plantar Fasciitis 10-day IL (04/28)
04/27/19 P Koda Glover Elbow 60-day IL
04/26/19 P Trevor Rosenthal Infection 10-day IL (04/26)
04/20/19 P Austen Williams Undisclosed 10-day IL (04/20)
04/02/19 SS Trea Turner Finger 10-day IL (04/03)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
04/30/19 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 10-day IL (04/30)
04/29/19 P Caleb Ferguson Oblique 10-day IL (04/28)
03/25/19 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 14-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.12 this season. He has 50 strikeouts over his 43.2 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.57 and they have given up 115 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .279 against the bullpen and they've struck out 107 hitters and walked 53 batters. As a team, Washington allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 310 base hits and 170 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 120 batters and struck out 355. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 3.70.
As a team Washington is hitting .244, good for 18th in the league. The Nationals hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Adam Eaton is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 42 hits this season in 142 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .415 and an OPS+ of 101. Howie Kendrick is hitting .320 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 75 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .560. The Nationals have 291 hits, including 49 doubles and 50 home runs. Washington has walked 118 times so far this season and they have struck out 350 times as a unit. They have left 245 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 162 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 24-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Rich Hill has a 0-0 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 10 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 12 hits. He's allowing 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 129 batters and walked 41 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 286 base knocks and 146 earned runs this season. They have given up 49 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 95 hitters and struck out 332 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 6th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .459 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Justin Turner comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .391. He has 39 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 129 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .434 with an OPS+ of 123. Cody Bellinger is hitting .403 this season and he has an OBP of .474. He has collected 52 hits in 129 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 236 and a slugging percentage of .806. The Dodgers as a unit have 326 base hits, including 57 doubles and 60 homers. Los Angeles has walked 160 times this year and they have struck out on 306 occasions. They have had 271 men left on base and have an OPS of .805. They have scored 5.39 runs per game and totaled 205 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals +125
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