Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 9/1/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Nationals (+131) Phillies (-142)
Citizens Bank Park is the venue where Rhys Hoskins and the Philadelphia Phillies (14-15, 3rd in NL East) will play the Washington Nationals (12-19, 5th in NL East) on Tuesday. The Nationals open this matchup at +131 while the Phillies are coming in at -142. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Patrick Corbin and Aaron Nola.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
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
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
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
8/30/2020 Ranger Suarez RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/29/2020 David Robertson RP Elbow Out for the season
8/25/2020 Jose Alvarez RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/22/2020 Jay Bruce LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
7/25/2020 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 12-19 overall record this season. Corbin (72-63 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.68 while he has gone up against 4,982 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.80 (499 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.269. He has given up 1,151 base knocks (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 349 walks. Corbin has taken the ball for 1,182 innings and is sitting with 1,169 strikeouts during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 119 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 120 hitters and walked 53 batters. As a team, Washington allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 5.04. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 299 base hits and 149 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 100 batters and struck out 258. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team Washington is hitting .269, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Howie Kendrick is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 22 hits this season in 71 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 110. Juan Soto is hitting .360 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .444. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 86 at bats. His OPS+ is 209 while his slugging percentage is at .744. The Nationals have 279 hits, including 53 doubles and 40 home runs. Washington has walked 95 times so far this season and they have struck out 229 times as a unit. They have left 210 men on base and have a team OPS of .784. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 149 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 14-15 overall mark this year. Nola (56-37 career mark) has a 3.47 ERA and has given up 7.7 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.58 and he has faced 3,315 batters during his career. In his MLB career, Nola has allowed 693 hits while he has earned 874 strikeouts in 807 innings. He has surrendered 311 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.161 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.01 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .291 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 101 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 10.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.21. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 283 base knocks and 143 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 92 hitters and struck out 255 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.52 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 5th in the league. The Phillies hold a .463 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .424. He has 24 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 96 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 143. J.T. Realmuto is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 29 hits in 106 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .566. The Phillies as a unit have 253 base hits, including 43 doubles and 45 homers. Philadelphia has walked 106 times this year and they have struck out on 218 occasions. They have had 202 men left on base and have an OPS of .808. They have scored 5.52 runs per game and totaled 160 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies (-142)
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