Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Betting Tips 7/12/2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Nick Pivetta
Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (47-42, 2nd in NL East) go to Citizens Bank Park on Friday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Phillies (47-43, 3rd in NL East). The Nationals open this matchup at -118 while the Phillies are coming in at -104. The total is set at 9.
The Nationals have been decent for MLB wagerers, having gone 47-42-0 SU. The Phillies are covering 52.2% of the time, going 47-43-0 straight up. The Nationals have been very good for MLB bettors as a favorite, going 36-25-0 SU. The Phillies are covering 37.9% of the time as an underdog, having gone 11-18-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a pretty good Over bet for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 43-40-6.
The Nationals are covering 48.8% of the time on the road, having gone 21-22-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia is covering 61.4% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 27-17-0 SU.
The Phillies have been a less than ideal Over bet for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 43-44-3.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
7/8/2019 Justin Miller RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
7/8/2019 Max Scherzer SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
6/27/2019 Rafael Bautista RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/25/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/13/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
6/13/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 17
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
7/8/2019 Jake Arrieta SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
7/4/2019 Juan Nicasio RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
6/30/2019 David Robertson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/24/2019 Andrew McCutchen LF Knee Out for the season
6/22/2019 Pat Neshek RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
6/22/2019 Jerad Eickhoff SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/14/2019 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/4/2019 Victor Arano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 47-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 10-4 record with an earned run average of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.04 this season. He has 138 strikeouts over his 116.1 innings pitched and he's given up 92 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.08 and they have given up 286 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen and they've struck out 263 hitters and walked 117 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 748 base hits and 384 earned runs. They have allowed 101 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 276 batters and struck out 849. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
As a team Washington is hitting .254, good for 14th in the league. The Nationals hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Adam Eaton is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 91 hits this season in 324 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .383 and an OPS+ of 95. Anthony Rendon is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 85 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 280 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .611. The Nationals have 764 hits, including 147 doubles and 125 home runs. Washington has walked 295 times so far this season and they have struck out 750 times as a unit. They have left 602 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 4.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 440 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 47-43 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.84, Nick Pivetta has a 4-3 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 61.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 72 hits. He's allowing 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 309 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 300 batters and walked 124 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 820 base knocks and 412 earned runs this season. They have given up 153 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 297 hitters and struck out 751 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 5.06.Related: Fixed Games - Point Shaving - NBA Refs - NFL fixed Games - Matt Holt and Tony George talk about it all in this video
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 18th in the league. The Phillies hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .401. He has 83 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 315 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .530 with an OPS+ of 140. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 95 hits in 333 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .420. The Phillies as a unit have 753 base hits, including 171 doubles and 115 homers. Philadelphia has walked 334 times this year and they have struck out on 775 occasions. They have had 626 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.91 runs per game and totaled 442 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies -104
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