Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 8/24/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals
Date: Monday, August 24, 2020
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Marlins (+134) Nationals (-145)
Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals (11-14, 4th in NL East) play the Miami Marlins (11-11, 2nd in NL East) at Nationals Park on Monday. The odds on this matchup have the Marlins priced at +134 and the Nationals are at -145. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Pablo Lopez and Austin Voth.
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
8/23/2020 Corey Dickerson LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/23/2020 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/22/2020 Robert Dugger SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/22/2020 Harold Ramirez RF Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/22/2020 Nick Neidert RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/22/2020 Jordan Holloway RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/22/2020 Chad Wallach C Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/22/2020 Yimi Garcia RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/22/2020 Ryne Stanek RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/22/2020 Caleb Smith SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/22/2020 Sean Doolittle RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/22/2020 Stephen Strasburg SP Hand Out for the season
8/18/2020 Starlin Castro 2B Wrist Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 11-11 overall record this season. Lopez (9-13 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.12 while facing 808 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.50 (96 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.239. He has given up 188 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 50 free passes. Lopez has taken the mound for 192 frames and has totaled 165 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 84 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 77 hitters and walked 45 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.49. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 166 base hits and 89 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 77 batters and struck out 167. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 5.48.
As a team Miami is hitting .241, good for 19th in the league. The Marlins hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .225 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 16 hits this season in 71 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .423 and an OPS+ of 110. Jesus Aguilar is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 78 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Marlins have 164 hits, including 25 doubles and 20 home runs. Miami has walked 74 times so far this season and they have struck out 195 times as a unit. They have left 142 men on base and have a team OPS of .695. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 91 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 11-14 overall mark this year. Voth (3-4 record in his career) has a 4.26 ERA while allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.68 and he has gone up against 308 hitters during his career. During his pro baseball career, Voth has allowed 65 base hits while accumulating 67 punchouts in 74 innings. He has given up a total of 35 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.216 and a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 97 batters and walked 42 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 215 base knocks and 108 earned runs this season. They have given up 36 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 82 hitters and struck out 205 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.74.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 4th in the league. The Nationals hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Juan Soto comes into this matchup batting .368 with an OBP of .463. He has 21 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 57 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .807 with an OPS+ of 232. Trea Turner is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 28 hits in 95 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .526. The Nationals as a unit have 204 base hits, including 35 doubles and 31 homers. Washington has walked 67 times this year and they have struck out on 183 occasions. They have had 151 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.54 runs per game and totaled 109 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins (+134)
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