|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
In simulations the Nationals have a 40 percent chance to beat the Yankees and just a 27 percent chance to beat their likely opponent, the Houston Astros. Their odds to win it all are 2/1, 33.3% (#2). They win the championship in 28.4% of simulations. They are a good bet to win the NL at 1/2, 66.7%. Their sim chance is 100%. They were a -105 'favorite' to make the playoffs in the preseason. Their preseason chances to win the division were 63.1% at 2/1, 33.3%. Their regular season win total had them at #3 in the NL.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
After 162 games, their expected win percentage is 56% based on the money line odds. At 93-69 they are in line with these expectations. Money line backers would be down -2 units. They are one of the best teams against the spread (92-70) for a +1216 profit. Their over-under record is 76-76 with 10 pushes. Their 93-69 record this season was ahead of what was expected of them. Their game-by-game odds gave them a projected record of 90-72. They broke even against the money line. They were down slightly (-2) against the money line. They were very good against the spread going 92-70 for (+1216 profit). They went over 76 times and came in under 76 times.
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Their record should be slightly better. Their average run differential is +0.95 which ranks #2 in the NL, but their rank based on win percentage is #3. They are the #2 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #4 ranked team among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 9 games is +1.44 which ranks them #1 over this stretch, slightly better than overall.
TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team this season led by Anthony Rendon who was the #2 third baseman. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the position rankings.
|15||Adams, Matt||1B||6-3||245||08/31/1988||8||No College|
|13||Cabrera, Asdrubal||2B||6-0||205||11/13/1985||13||No College|
|46||Corbin, Patrick||SP||6-3||210||07/19/1989||7||No College|
|9||Dozier, Brian||2B||5-11||198||05/15/1987||8||Southern Miss|
|2||Eaton, Adam||RF||5-9||176||12/06/1988||8||Miami (OH)|
|29||Elias, Roenis||RP||5-11||197||08/01/1988||6||No College|
|10||Gomes, Yan||C||6-2||215||07/19/1987||8||No College|
|48||Guerra, Javy||RP||6-2||226||10/31/1985||9||No College|
|44||Hudson, Daniel||RP||6-3||225||03/09/1987||10||No College|
|47||Kendrick, Howie||1B||5-11||220||07/12/1983||14||No College|
|88||Parra, Gerardo||RF||5-11||214||05/06/1987||11||No College|
|21||Rainey, Tanner||RP||6-2||235||12/25/1992||2||No College|
|16||Robles, Victor||CF||6-0||190||05/19/1997||3||No College|
|56||Rodney, Fernando||RP||5-11||240||03/18/1977||17||No College|
|19||Sanchez, Anibal||SP||6-0||205||02/27/1984||14||No College|
|22||Soto, Juan||LF||6-1||185||10/25/1998||2||No College|
|37||Strasburg, Stephen||SP||6-5||235||07/20/1988||10||San Diego State|
|28||Suzuki, Kurt||C||5-11||210||10/04/1983||13||No College|
|3||Taylor, Michael||CF||6-4||212||03/26/1991||6||No College|
|7||Turner, Trea||SS||6-2||185||06/30/1993||5||NC State|