Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 9/18/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins
Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Nationals (+120) Marlins (-130)
Marlins Park is the site where Brian Anderson and the Miami Marlins (25-23, 2nd in NL East) will play the Washington Nationals (18-29, 5th in NL East) on Friday. The line on this contest has the Nationals priced at +120 and the Marlins are at -130. The O/U opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Erick Fedde and Sixto Sanchez.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
9/17/2020 Adam Eaton RF Finger Out for the season
9/15/2020 Roenis Elias RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/15/2020 Tanner Rainey RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/15/2020 Javy Guerra RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/12/2020 Sean Doolittle RP Oblique Out for the season
9/9/2020 Howie Kendrick DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
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
8/18/2020 Sam Freeman RP Elbow Out for the season
6/29/2020 Adrian Sanchez 3B Achilles Out for the season
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
9/17/2020 Jorge Alfaro C Head Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/16/2020 Stephen Tarpley RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/16/2020 Pat Venditte RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
9/16/2020 Magneuris Sierra CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/16/2020 Brian Moran RP Kneecap Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/15/2020 Jeff Brigham RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/15/2020 Jordan Holloway RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/15/2020 Isan Diaz 2B Groin Out for the season
9/13/2020 Brandon Leibrandt RP Elbow Out for the season
9/12/2020 Jon Berti 2B Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/10/2020 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Out for the season
9/7/2020 Harold Ramirez RF Hamstring Out for the season
9/5/2020 Elieser Hernandez SP Lat Out for the season
9/1/2020 Drew Steckenrider RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
8/28/2020 Logan Forsythe 2B Oblique Out for the season
8/18/2020 Mike Morin RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 18-29 overall record this season. Fedde has thrown 181 frames and has 119 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 5.32 (107 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.569. He has given up 202 hits (10.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 82 walks. Fedde (7-10 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 5.63 while he has gone up against 800 opposing batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 164 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 192 hitters and walked 90 batters. As a team, Washington allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.14. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 442 base hits and 231 earned runs. They have allowed 74 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 174 batters and struck out 410. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.52 and their FIP as a unit is 4.96.
As a team Washington is hitting .260, good for 7th in the league. The Nationals hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .344 with an on-base percentage of .401. He has 66 hits this season in 192 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .594 and an OPS+ of 160. Juan Soto is hitting .342 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .470. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 120 at bats. His OPS+ is 208 while his slugging percentage is at .708. The Nationals have 412 hits, including 85 doubles and 53 home runs. Washington has walked 146 times so far this season and they have struck out 361 times as a unit. They have left 325 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 219 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 25-23 overall mark this year. Sanchez (3-1 mark in his career) holds a 1.69 earned run average while conceding 6.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 5.80 and he has faced 120 hitters during his MLB career. In his career, Sanchez has conceded 24 base knocks while tallying 29 strikeouts in 32 innings pitched. He has surrendered 6 ER's while holding a WHIP of 0.906 and a FIP of 3.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.15 and they have given up 182 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 149 batters and walked 93 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 388 base knocks and 204 earned runs this season. They have given up 67 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 174 hitters and struck out 359 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 5.05.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 15th in the league. The Marlins hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .372. He has 42 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 154 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .448 with an OPS+ of 124. Starling Marte is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 55 hits in 186 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .457. The Marlins as a unit have 372 base hits, including 70 doubles and 47 homers. Miami has walked 156 times this year and they have struck out on 427 occasions. They have had 303 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 211 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals (+120)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks