Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 9/3/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Nationals (+143) Phillies (-155)
Citizens Bank Park is the site where Rhys Hoskins and the Philadelphia Phillies (16-15, 3rd in NL East) will play the Washington Nationals (12-21, 5th in NL East) on Thursday. The Nationals open this matchup at +143 while the Phillies are priced at -155. The total has been set at 11. The pitchers who are expected to start are Anibal Sanchez and Zach Eflin.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
9/2/2020 Javy Guerra RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
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
9/1/2020 Adam Morgan RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/31/2020 Scott Kingery 2B Back 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
7/25/2020 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 12-21 overall record this season. Sanchez has taken the hill for 1,925 frames and has 1,706 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.03 (861 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.310. He has given up 1,877 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 644 walks. Sanchez (109-112 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 4.01 and he has faced 8,209 batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 127 hitters and walked 60 batters. As a team, Washington allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 313 base hits and 160 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 111 batters and struck out 271. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.83.
As a team Washington is hitting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Howie Kendrick is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 24 hits this season in 80 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .413 and an OPS+ of 99. Juan Soto is hitting .355 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .444. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 93 at bats. His OPS+ is 214 while his slugging percentage is at .774. The Nationals have 294 hits, including 56 doubles and 44 home runs. Washington has walked 100 times so far this season and they have struck out 248 times as a unit. They have left 223 men on base and have a team OPS of .779. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 155 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 16-15 overall mark this year. Eflin (27-32 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.69 earned run average and has allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.91 and he has gone up against 1,916 batters in his career. During his career, Eflin has surrendered 474 base hits while earning 355 K's in 445 frames. He has given up a total of 232 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.339 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.02 and they have given up 144 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .294 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 107 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 298 base knocks and 149 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 97 hitters and struck out 274 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Phillies hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .433. He has 28 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 104 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .529 with an OPS+ of 156. J.T. Realmuto is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 30 hits in 112 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .545. The Phillies as a unit have 268 base hits, including 48 doubles and 49 homers. Philadelphia has walked 117 times this year and they have struck out on 231 occasions. They have had 216 men left on base and have an OPS of .811. They have scored 5.61 runs per game and totaled 174 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies (-155)
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