Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Game Picks 4/8/2019
Monday, April 8, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. Vince Velasquez
The Washington Nationals visit Citizens Bank Park on Monday, April 8, 2019 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Anibal Sanchez for the Nationals and Vince Velasquez for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +107 and Philadelphia at -117. The Nationals have a 5-2-0 over/under record and a 2-5-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 5-2-0 against the run line and have a 5-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 2-5-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 5-2-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/02/19 SS Trea Turner Finger 10-day IL (04/03)
03/25/19 P Koda Glover Elbow is out indefinitely
03/25/19 CF Michael A. Taylor Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
03/25/19 CF Roman Quinn Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tommy Hunter Forearm 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 3-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 9.00 and a WHIP of 2.00 this season. He has 3 strikeouts over his 4 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 10.02 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .376 against the bullpen and they've struck out 21 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, Washington allows 10.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.66. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 71 base hits and 39 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 25 batters and struck out 75. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.55 and their FIP as a unit is 3.32.
As a team Washington is hitting .240, good for 16th in the league. The Nationals hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Juan Soto is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 8 hits this season in 27 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 111. Anthony Rendon is hitting .444 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .516. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 27 at bats. His OPS+ is 251 while his slugging percentage is at .926. The Nationals have 56 hits, including 13 doubles and 10 home runs. Washington has walked 23 times so far this season and they have struck out 80 times as a unit. They have left 47 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 34 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 5-2 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 25 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 58 base knocks and 30 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 30 hitters and struck out 59 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 5.11.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 5th in the league. The Phillies hold a .491 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .388, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Maikel Franco comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .516. He has 7 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 22 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .773 with an OPS+ of 224. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .318 this season and he has an OBP of .516. He has collected 7 hits in 22 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 194 and a slugging percentage of .636. The Phillies as a unit have 63 base hits, including 16 doubles and 11 homers. Philadelphia has walked 43 times this year and they have struck out on 59 occasions. They have had 53 men left on base and have an OPS of .879. They have scored 7.29 runs per game and totaled 51 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies -117
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