Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/8/2020
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Orioles (+175) Nationals (-190)
Hanser Alberto and the Baltimore Orioles (5-7, 2nd in AL East) are headed to Nationals Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Washington Nationals (4-5, 3rd in NL East). The Nationals open this matchup at -190 while the Orioles are priced at +175. The total is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Thomas Eshelman and Austin Voth.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
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
8/7/2020 Stephen Strasburg SP Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
8/5/2020 Max Scherzer SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
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 5-7 overall record this season. Eshelman (1-2 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 7.34 and he has faced 175 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 6.21 (27 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.535. He has surrendered 48 base hits (11.0 hits per nine innings) with 12 free passes. Eshelman has pitched in 39 innings and has 23 K's in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the bullpen and they've struck out 53 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 93 base hits and 55 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 32 batters and struck out 106. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .233, good for 16th in the league. The Orioles hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Hanser Alberto is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 17 hits this season in 51 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 150. José Iglesias is hitting .379 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 29 at bats. His OPS+ is 178 while his slugging percentage is at .586. The Orioles have 90 hits, including 22 doubles and 17 home runs. Baltimore has walked 37 times so far this season and they have struck out 94 times as a unit. They have left 77 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 49 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his MLB career, Voth has surrendered 49 base knocks while he has totaled 57 strikeouts in 61 innings pitched. He has conceded 27 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.115 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.00 and he has gone up against 249 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. Voth (3-3 career record) is the owner of a 3.98 earned run average while allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings. 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 3rd 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 18th 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 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 9th in the league. The Nationals hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .286. He has 9 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 34 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 112. Adam Eaton is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 9 hits in 35 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .400. 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 (+175)
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