Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/16/2020
Game: Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Nationals (-167) Orioles (+154)
Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (6-9, 4th in NL East) head to Oriole Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Baltimore Orioles (10-7, 3rd in AL East). The odds on this contest have the Nationals coming in at -167 and the Orioles are at +154. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Max Scherzer and Alex Cobb.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/13/2020 Roenis Elias RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/13/2020 Victor Robles CF Hand Probable for Aug 14
8/13/2020 Sam Freeman RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/13/2020 Sean Doolittle RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
6/29/2020 Adrian Sanchez 3B Achilles Out for the season
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/13/2020 John Means SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/12/2020 Jorge Lopez RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/9/2020 Kohl Stewart SP Opt Out Out for the season
8/8/2020 Hunter Harvey RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/4/2020 Dillon Tate RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
7/14/2020 Richie Martin SS Wrist Out for the season
6/28/2020 Trey Mancini RF Abdomen Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 6-9 overall record this season. Scherzer (171-90 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.21 while he has faced 9,361 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.19 (819 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.094. He has conceded 1,899 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 628 free passes. Scherzer has taken the hill for 2,309 frames and is sitting with 2,721 strikeouts during his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 54 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 62 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, Washington allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 136 base hits and 68 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 55 batters and struck out 138. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Washington is hitting .249, good for 8th in the league. The Nationals hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Adam Eaton is hitting .228 with an on-base percentage of .279. He has 13 hits this season in 57 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .333 and an OPS+ of 64. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 53 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .585. The Nationals have 127 hits, including 24 doubles and 20 home runs. Washington has walked 35 times so far this season and they have struck out 118 times as a unit. They have left 91 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 3.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 61 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Thus far in his career, Cobb has surrendered 854 base knocks and he has 697 K's in 884 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 376 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.257 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.71 and he has faced 3,703 hitters so far in his MLB career. Cobb (54-53 mark in his career) has earned a 3.83 earned run average and has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 68 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 80 batters and walked 27 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 139 base knocks and 75 earned runs this season. They have given up 22 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 49 hitters and struck out 148 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 2nd in the league. The Orioles hold a .473 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Hanser Alberto comes into this matchup batting .351 with an OBP of .383. He has 27 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 77 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .545 with an OPS+ of 154. Pedro Severino is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .407. He has collected 16 hits in 48 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 181 and a slugging percentage of .625. The Orioles as a unit have 163 base hits, including 41 doubles and 27 homers. Baltimore has walked 57 times this year and they have struck out on 145 occasions. They have had 118 men left on base and have an OPS of .810. They have scored 5.33 runs per game and totaled 96 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals (-167)
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