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2022 MLB Handicapping
(25-47-0) Washington Nationals vs. Texas Rangers (33-35-0)
Date: Friday, June 24th
Time: 08:05 ETPM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field Texas
Projected Pitchers: Paolo Espino vs. Dane Dunning
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals 117 Rangers -140
MLB run line Betting Odds: Nationals +1.5, Rangers -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
Heading into the game, the Washington Nationals have an overall record of 25-47-0. When playing on the road, the team has gone 13-21. In the NL East division, Washington currently sits 5th So far, the team has gone 29-43-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 15.0% of their games. The Nationals’ over-under record is 37-32-3.
For Washington, Paolo Espino gets the start with an overall record of 0-1. This includes a strong ERA of 2.29. So far, he is lasting an average of 1.6 innings per outing, as well as 6.88 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 2.04 per 9. In total, Espino has given up 3 home runs.
So far, the Nationals bullpen has been one of the most used groups in the league. This group has one of the highest ERA’s among MLB bullpens at 4.49.
Throughout the season, runs have been hard to come by for the Washington Nationals, as they are averaging just 4.06 per contest. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of -113.0. The Nationals come into the game with a strong team batting average of 0.252. Washington combined batting average on balls in play is just 0.223. Placing them 27th. With runners on base, the Nationals are averaging just 0.71 stolen bases per game.
Washington has struggled in the field, ranking below average in errors committed, at 0.71 per game. The team’s defense is turning double plays at a rate below the league average, at 0.71 per contest.
Heading into the game, the Texas Rangers have an overall record of 33-35-0. When playing at home, the team has gone 16-18. In the AL West division, Texas currently sits 2nd So far, the team has gone 41-27-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 34.0% of their games. The Rangers’ over-under record is 29-33-6.
For Texas, Dane Dunning gets the start with an overall record of 1-5. He comes into the game with an elevated ERA of 4.38. So far, he is lasting an average of 5.43 innings per outing. as well as 8.29 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 3.32 per 9. In total, Dunning has given up 8 home runs.
So far, the Rangers bullpen has been one of the most used groups in the league. The team’s relief corps has combined for one of the lower ERA’s in the MLB at 3.55.
So far, the Texas Rangers have been scoring runs at a rate similar to the league average, at 4.38 runs per game. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of 5.0. On offense, the Rangers have a team batting average of 0.235, placing them 22nd in the league. Texas’s batting average on balls in play of 0.254 is ranked average. In terms of stolen bases, the Rangers are doing so near the league average, at 0.81 per game.
Texas has struggled in the field, ranking below average in errors committed, at 0.68 per game. During the season, the team is averaging 0.81 double plays per game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Nationals are 25-51 in their last 76 road games.
- Nationals are 17-35 in their last 52 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague home games.
- Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Washington Nationals vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
Heading into this game, the pitching matchup favors the Washington Nationals. In addition to holding the edge in ERA, Paolo Espino has the better WHIP of 1.08 compared to Dane Dunning at 1.32. Espino will be facing a Rangers offense with a team batting average of 0.235 (22nd). Dunning has a tough matchup against a Nationals offense ranked 8th in batting average.
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