New York Yankees vs Washington Nationals Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/25/2020
Game: New York Yankees vs Washington Nationals
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-120) Nationals (+100)
Nationals Park is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals on Saturday. The probable starting pitchers are James Paxton for the Yankees and Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals.
New York opens at -120 while Washington opens at +100. The Yankees had a 88-77-6 over/under record and a 108-63-0 run line mark last year. The Nationals were 103-74-0 against the run line and had a 82-83-12 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees were 88-77-6 against the over/under last season
The New York Yankees were 108-63-0 against the run line last year
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals were 82-83-12 against the over/under last season
The Washington Nationals were 103-74-0 against the run line last year
Key New York Yankees Injuries
7/24/2020 Kyle Holder SS Hip Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/24/2020 Luis Cessa RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/23/2020 Rosell Herrera SS Heel Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/22/2020 Masahiro Tanaka SP Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/20/2020 Aroldis Chapman RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
6/28/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
7/23/2020 Juan Soto LF Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/22/2020 Wander Suero RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/13/2020 Roenis Elias RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/8/2020 Steven Fuentes RP Suspension Suspended until Aug 1
6/29/2020 Adrian Sanchez 3B Achilles Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees had a 103-59 overall record last season. Starting pitcher James Paxton had a 15-6 record with an earned run average of 3.82 and a WHIP of 1.28. He had 186 strikeouts over his 150.2 innings pitched and he gave up 138 hits. He allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.86. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.08 and they gave up 610 base hits on the year. Teams hit .239 against the bullpen and they struck out 750 hitters while walking 267 batters. As a team, New York allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They were 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Yankees pitchers collectively gave up 1,374 base hits and 691 earned runs last year. They allowed 248 home runs last season, ranking them 7th in the league. New York as a pitching staff walked 507 batters and struck out 1,534. They walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit was 4.47.
As a team New York hit .267, good for 4th in the league. The Yankees held a .490 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which was good for 4th in baseball. They ranked 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Aaron Judge hit .272 with an on-base percentage of .381 last year. He had 103 hits last season in 378 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .540 and an OPS+ of 143. Gleyber Torres hit .278 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .337. He totaled 152 hits and he drove in 90 men in 546 at bats. His OPS+ was 128 while his slugging percentage was at .535. The Yankees had 1,493 hits last season, including 290 doubles and 306 home runs. New York walked 569 times last year and they struck out 1,437 times as a unit. They left 1,039 men on base and had a team OPS of .829. They scored 5.82 runs per contest and scored a total of 943 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington had a 93-69 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.32, Stephen Strasburg had a 18-6 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He had 251 strikeouts over the 209 innings he pitched. He also gave up 161 hits. He allowed 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.25. The bullpen had an earned run average of 5.68 and they gave up 520 base hits on the year. Teams hit .262 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers struck out 501 batters and walked 219 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They were 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Nationals pitchers as a team surrendered 1,340 base knocks and 683 earned runs last season. They gave up 202 home runs last year, which ranked 24th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff walked 517 hitters and struck out 1,511 batters. They gave up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they struck out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.29 while their FIP as a staff was 4.14.
As a team, they batted .265, good for 5th in the league. The Nationals held a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which was good for 2nd in baseball. They ranked 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Trea Turner comes into this matchup after batting .298 with an OBP of .353 last season. He had 155 hits last year along with 57 RBI in 521 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 113. Victor Robles hit .255 last season and he had an OBP of .326. He collected 139 hits in 546 at bats while driving in 65 runs. He had an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .419. The Nationals as a unit had 1,460 base hits last season, including 298 doubles and 231 homers. Washington walked 584 times last year and they struck out on 1,308 occasions. They left 1,114 men on base and had an OPS of .796. They scored 5.39 runs per game and totaled 873 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals (+100)
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