Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 8/25/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Phillies (-102) Nationals (-108)
Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies (10-14, 5th in NL East) head to Nationals Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Washington Nationals (11-14, 4th in NL East). The odds on this game have the Phillies coming in at -102 and the Nationals are at -108. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jake Arrieta and Erick Fedde.
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
8/23/2020 Ranger Suarez RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/22/2020 Jay Bruce LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/21/2020 Jose Alvarez RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/11/2020 David Robertson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
7/25/2020 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/24/2020 Seth Romero RP Hand Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
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 Sam Freeman RP Elbow Out for the season
8/18/2020 Starlin Castro 2B Wrist Out for the season
8/13/2020 Roenis Elias RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
6/29/2020 Adrian Sanchez 3B Achilles Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 10-14 overall record this season. Arrieta (107-78 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.91 while he has faced 6,177 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.73 (618 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.213. He has surrendered 1,290 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) with 517 walks. Arrieta has thrown 1,490 innings and has tallied 1,335 K's so far in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 8.00 and they have given up 116 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .312 against the bullpen and they've struck out 81 hitters and walked 33 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 10.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.54. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 239 base hits and 123 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 72 batters and struck out 215. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.56 and their FIP as a unit is 4.53.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .258, good for 7th in the league. The Phillies hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .238 with an on-base percentage of .286. He has 20 hits this season in 84 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .345 and an OPS+ of 70. Bryce Harper is hitting .320 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .453. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 75 at bats. His OPS+ is 197 while his slugging percentage is at .667. The Phillies have 202 hits, including 36 doubles and 35 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 90 times so far this season and they have struck out 186 times as a unit. They have left 168 men on base and have a team OPS of .793. They score 5.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 128 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Fedde (7-8 mark in his career) is the owner of a 5.08 ERA while giving up 10.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 1.49 and he has gone up against 707 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. So far in his career, Fedde has allowed 179 base knocks while he has tallied 107 punchouts in 161 innings. He has given up 91 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.558 and having a FIP of 5.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 84 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 100 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 4.67. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 224 base knocks and 111 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 82 hitters and struck out 213 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.64.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 3rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Victor Robles comes into this matchup batting .236 with an OBP of .325. He has 17 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 72 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .361 with an OPS+ of 84. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 23 hits in 86 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .523. The Nationals as a unit have 215 base hits, including 37 doubles and 31 homers. Washington has walked 73 times this year and they have struck out on 188 occasions. They have had 159 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 118 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals (-108)
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