Washington Nationals at Minnesota Twins MLB Tips 9/10/2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. Jose Berrios
Max Kepler and the Minnesota Twins (88-55, 1st in AL Central) play the Washington Nationals (79-63, 2nd in NL East) at Target Field on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. The Nationals open this matchup at +130 while the Twins are priced at -140. The total opens at 10.
The Nationals have been a strong pick for wagerers, having gone 79-63-0 SU. Minnesota is covering 61.5% of the time, going 88-55-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a dicey Under pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 67-67-8.
The Nationals are covering 52.8% of the time on the road, having gone 38-34-0 straight up.
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota is covering 56.3% of the time at Target Field, going 40-31-0 SU.
The Twins have been a dicey Under pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 72-64-7.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
9/8/2019 Kurt Suzuki C Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/7/2019 Roenis Elias RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/6/2019 Joe Ross RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/6/2019 Adrian Sanchez 3B Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/4/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/30/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/29/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
9/9/2019 Sergio Romo RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/8/2019 Miguel Sano 3B Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/8/2019 Max Kepler RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/8/2019 Jake Cave RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/8/2019 Nelson Cruz DH Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/7/2019 Kyle Gibson SP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
9/6/2019 Sam Dyson RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/6/2019 Marwin Gonzalez RF Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/1/2019 Sean Poppen RP Elbow Out for the season
9/1/2019 Byron Buxton CF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 79-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 4.11 and a WHIP of 1.35 this season. He has 118 strikeouts over his 140 innings pitched and he's given up 134 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.78 and they have given up 467 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 442 hitters and walked 191 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,193 base hits and 610 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 455 batters and struck out 1,326. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team Washington is hitting .264, good for 7th in the league. The Nationals hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Juan Soto is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .406. He has 144 hits this season in 485 at bats with 101 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .579 and an OPS+ of 146. Anthony Rendon is hitting .337 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .417. He has totaled 164 hits and he has driven in 114 men in 487 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .630. The Nationals have 1,284 hits, including 263 doubles and 206 home runs. Washington has walked 502 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,159 times as a unit. They have left 981 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 765 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 88-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.78, Jose Berrios has a 11-8 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 169 strikeouts over the 174 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 173 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 500 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 518 batters and walked 164 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,284 base knocks and 599 earned runs this season. They have given up 176 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 401 hitters and struck out 1,273 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Twins hold a .496 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .252 with an OBP of .337. He has 130 hits this year along with 90 RBI in 515 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 124. Jorge Polanco is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 170 hits in 569 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .485. The Twins as a unit have 1,372 base hits, including 281 doubles and 275 homers. Minnesota has walked 464 times this year and they have struck out on 1,193 occasions. They have had 989 men left on base and have an OPS of .835. They have scored 5.83 runs per game and totaled 833 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins (-140)
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