Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/7/2020
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals
Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Orioles (+188) Nationals (-205)
Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (4-5, 3rd in NL East) play the Baltimore Orioles (5-6, 2nd in AL East) at Nationals Park on Friday. The Orioles open this contest at +188 while the Nationals are coming in at -205. The total opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Tommy Milone and Anibal Sanchez.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/6/2020 Rio Ruiz 3B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
8/4/2020 Dillon Tate RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
8/1/2020 Hunter Harvey RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/31/2020 Kohl Stewart SP Opt Out Out for the season
7/14/2020 Richie Martin SS Wrist Out for the season
6/28/2020 Trey Mancini RF Abdomen Out for the season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/5/2020 Max Scherzer SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/2/2020 Stephen Strasburg SP Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/31/2020 Will Harris RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/26/2020 Roenis Elias RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
6/29/2020 Adrian Sanchez 3B Achilles Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 5-6 overall record this season. Milone has taken the mound for 882 frames and has earned 661 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.48 (439 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.319. He has allowed 949 base knocks (9.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 215 free passes. Milone (50-48 career record) holds a FIP of 4.65 and he has faced 3,769 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 48 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 82 base hits and 47 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 31 batters and struck out 100. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .225, good for 17th in the league. The Orioles hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. José Iglesias is hitting .458 with an on-base percentage of .480. He has 11 hits this season in 24 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .708 and an OPS+ of 238. Hanser Alberto is hitting .326 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 46 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Orioles have 79 hits, including 19 doubles and 13 home runs. Baltimore has walked 36 times so far this season and they have struck out 88 times as a unit. They have left 72 men on base and have a team OPS of .697. They score 3.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 42 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Sanchez (108-109 career mark) has earned a 3.99 ERA and has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.66 and he has faced 8,092 hitters during his pro baseball career. So far in his MLB career, Sanchez has surrendered 1,841 hits while he has earned 1,690 strikeouts in 1,900 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 842 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.304 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.53 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .161 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 34 batters and walked 17 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 2.76. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 63 base knocks and 24 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 30 hitters and struck out 84 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 8th in the league. The Nationals hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .316. He has 9 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 35 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 98. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .286. He has collected 9 hits in 34 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Nationals as a unit have 69 base hits, including 15 doubles and 8 homers. Washington has walked 20 times this year and they have struck out on 68 occasions. They have had 50 men left on base and have an OPS of .690. They have scored 3.33 runs per game and totaled 30 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles (+188)
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