Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 9/21/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals
Date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Phillies (-145) Nationals (+134)
Victor Robles and the Washington Nationals (20-32, 5th in NL East) play the Philadelphia Phillies (27-26, 3rd in NL East) at Nationals Park on Monday. The Phillies open this game at -145 while the Nationals are coming in at +134. The total has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Zack Wheeler and Anibal Sanchez.
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
9/20/2020 Bryce Harper RF Back Probable for Sep 21
9/20/2020 Jake Arrieta SP Hamstring Out for the season
9/17/2020 J.T C Hip Probable for Sep 21
9/16/2020 Kyle Garlick RF Oblique Out for the season
9/14/2020 Rhys Hoskins 1B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/13/2020 Jose Alvarez RP Groin Out for the season
9/13/2020 Spencer Howard SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
8/29/2020 David Robertson RP Elbow Out for the season
7/25/2020 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
9/20/2020 Javy Guerra RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/20/2020 James Bourque RP Arm Probable for Sep 21
9/20/2020 Howie Kendrick DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/19/2020 Sam Freeman RP Elbow Out for the season
9/17/2020 Adam Eaton RF Finger Out for the season
9/15/2020 Tanner Rainey RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/15/2020 Roenis Elias RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/12/2020 Sean Doolittle RP Oblique Out for the season
9/8/2020 Dakota Bacus RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/29/2020 Starlin Castro 2B Wrist Out for the season
8/24/2020 Seth Romero RP Hand Out for the season
8/22/2020 Stephen Strasburg SP Hand Out for the season
6/29/2020 Adrian Sanchez 3B Achilles Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 27-26 overall record this season. Wheeler has taken the ball for 808 innings and has earned 764 K's during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.69 (331 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.279. He has surrendered 754 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 279 walks. Wheeler (48-38 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.73 while he has faced 3,414 batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.15 and they have given up 225 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .287 against the bullpen and they've struck out 174 hitters and walked 78 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.13. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 488 base hits and 247 earned runs. They have allowed 75 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 158 batters and struck out 456. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.58.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .258, good for 8th in the league. The Phillies hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Alec Bohm is hitting .326 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 42 hits this season in 129 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 133. Bryce Harper is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .414. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 165 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .533. The Phillies have 435 hits, including 81 doubles and 74 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 201 times so far this season and they have struck out 407 times as a unit. They have left 361 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 5.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 275 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his pro baseball career, Sanchez has allowed 1,897 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,717 K's in 1,937 innings. He has conceded a total of 873 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.314 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.65 and he has gone up against 8,274 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Sanchez (110-113 career record) is the owner of a 4.06 ERA while allowing 8.8 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 174 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 198 batters and walked 95 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.31. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 471 base knocks and 251 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 183 hitters and struck out 432 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.54 while their FIP as a staff is 5.03.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 7th in the league. The Nationals hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Victor Robles comes into this matchup batting .230 with an OBP of .300. He has 35 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 152 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .316 with an OPS+ of 65. Kurt Suzuki is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 25 hits in 93 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .376. The Nationals as a unit have 433 base hits, including 88 doubles and 53 homers. Washington has walked 155 times this year and they have struck out on 378 occasions. They have had 341 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 230 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals (+134)
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