Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Betting Tips 5/3/2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson vs. Jerad Eickhoff
The Washington Nationals visit Citizens Bank Park on Friday, May 3, 2019 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Jeremy Hellickson for the Nationals and Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +153 and Philadelphia at -163. The Nationals have a 17-11-1 over/under record and a 11-18-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 15-15-0 against the run line and have a 14-15-1 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 17-11-1 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 11-18-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 14-15-1 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 15-15-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/01/19 LF Juan Soto Back is questionable Thursday vs St. Louis Cardinals
04/30/19 3B Anthony Rendon Elbow 10-day IL (04/27)
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 Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
04/25/19 CF Roman Quinn Groin 10-day IL (04/25)
04/20/19 2B Scott Kingery Hamstring 10-day IL (04/20)
04/20/19 P Victor Arano Elbow 10-day IL (04/19)
04/18/19 CF Odubel Herrera Hamstring 10-day IL (04/18)
04/17/19 P Tommy Hunter Forearm 60-day IL (03/25)
04/15/19 P David Robertson Elbow 10-day IL (04/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 12-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 5.82 and a WHIP of 1.66 this season. He has 13 strikeouts over his 21.2 innings pitched and he's given up 26 hits. He's allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.02 and they have given up 91 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 94 hitters and walked 43 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.95. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 256 base hits and 143 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 98 batters and struck out 288. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 3.93.
As a team Washington is hitting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Nationals hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Adam Eaton is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 34 hits this season in 120 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .383 and an OPS+ of 90. Juan Soto is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 105 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .467. The Nationals have 251 hits, including 48 doubles and 43 home runs. Washington has walked 104 times so far this season and they have struck out 290 times as a unit. They have left 206 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 144 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 17-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.12, Jerad Eickhoff has a 1-1 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 17 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 12 hits. He's allowing 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 112 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 288 base knocks and 127 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 96 hitters and struck out 263 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 14th in the league. The Phillies hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .409. He has 30 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 108 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .602 with an OPS+ of 162. Maikel Franco is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 28 hits in 107 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .514. The Phillies as a unit have 258 base hits, including 60 doubles and 39 homers. Philadelphia has walked 129 times this year and they have struck out on 271 occasions. They have had 228 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 5.1 runs per game and totaled 153 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies -163
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