Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/9/2020
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Orioles (+208) Nationals (-230)
Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (4-6, 4th in NL East) host the Baltimore Orioles (6-7, 2nd in AL East) at Nationals Park on Sunday. The Nationals open this contest at -230 while the Orioles are priced at +208. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are John Means and Stephen Strasburg.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/8/2020 Hunter Harvey RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/4/2020 Dillon Tate RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
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
8/8/2020 Will Harris RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
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
7/26/2020 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 6-7 overall record this season. Means has taken the ball for 165 innings and has 131 punchouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.98 (73 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.133. He has given up 148 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 39 free passes. Means (12-12 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.50 while he has gone up against 681 opposing hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 53 hitters and walked 18 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 97 base hits and 55 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 33 batters and struck out 109. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .252, good for 4th in the league. The Orioles hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. José Iglesias is hitting .455 with an on-base percentage of .457. He has 15 hits this season in 33 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .667 and an OPS+ of 218. Hanser Alberto is hitting .339 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 56 at bats. His OPS+ is 158 while his slugging percentage is at .554. The Orioles have 109 hits, including 29 doubles and 18 home runs. Baltimore has walked 42 times so far this season and they have struck out 103 times as a unit. They have left 91 men on base and have a team OPS of .773. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 60 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his MLB career, Strasburg has surrendered 1,185 hits and he has 1,695 strikeouts in 1,438 innings. He has allowed 506 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.086 and a FIP of 3.0. He has a SO/W ratio of 4.50 and he has faced 5,821 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Strasburg (112-58 career record) is the owner of a 3.17 ERA while giving up 7.4 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.77 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 39 batters and walked 19 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 82 base knocks and 35 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 35 hitters and struck out 93 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 14th in the league. The Nationals hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .237 with an OBP of .293. He has 9 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 38 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .368 with an OPS+ of 82. 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 113 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Nationals as a unit have 73 base hits, including 16 doubles and 8 homers. Washington has walked 21 times this year and they have struck out on 71 occasions. They have had 55 men left on base and have an OPS of .658. They have scored 3 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 (+208)
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