Washington Nationals vs Toronto Blue Jays Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/29/2020
Game: Washington Nationals vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Nationals (-165) Blue Jays (+144)
The Washington Nationals visit Nationals Park on Wednesday to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Hyun Jin Ryu for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -165 and Toronto at +144.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
7/27/2020 Juan Soto LF Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/27/2020 Wander Suero RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/26/2020 Roenis Elias RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
7/25/2020 Stephen Strasburg SP Hand Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/29/2020 Adrian Sanchez 3B Achilles Out for the season
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
7/28/2020 Hector Perez SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/28/2020 Elvis Luciano RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/28/2020 Ken Giles RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/28/2020 Jonathan Davis CF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/28/2020 Bo Bichette SS Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/28/2020 Yennsy Diaz RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/27/2020 Randal Grichuk RF Back Probable for Jul 28
7/23/2020 Chase Anderson SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
Starting pitcher Max Scherzer had a 11-7 record with an earned run average of 2.92 and a WHIP of 1.03. He had 243 strikeouts over his 172.1 innings pitched and he gave up 144 hits. He allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 2.45. The bullpen had an earned run average of 5.68 and they gave up 520 base hits on the year. Teams hit .262 against the bullpen and they struck out 501 hitters while walking 219 batters. As a team, Washington allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They were 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Nationals pitchers collectively gave up 1,340 base hits and 683 earned runs last year. They allowed 202 home runs last season, ranking them 24th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff walked 517 batters and struck out 1,511. They walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit was 4.14.
As a team Washington hit .265, good for 5th in the league. The Nationals held a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which was good for 2nd in baseball. They ranked 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Victor Robles hit .255 with an on-base percentage of .326 last year. He had 139 hits last season in 546 at bats with 65 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .419 and an OPS+ of 88. Adam Eaton hit .279 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .365. He totaled 158 hits and he drove in 49 men in 566 at bats. His OPS+ was 101 while his slugging percentage was at .428. The Nationals had 1,460 hits last season, including 298 doubles and 231 home runs. Washington walked 584 times last year and they struck out 1,308 times as a unit. They left 1,114 men on base and had a team OPS of .796. They scored 5.39 runs per contest and scored a total of 873 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
With an earned run average of 2.32, Hyun Jin Ryu had a 14-5 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He had 163 strikeouts over the 182.2 innings he pitched. He also gave up 160 hits. He allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.1. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.35 and they gave up 678 base hits on the year. Teams hit .241 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers struck out 737 batters and walked 318 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They were 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team surrendered 1,450 base knocks and 767 earned runs last season. They gave up 228 home runs last year, which ranked 13th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff walked 604 hitters and struck out 1,332 batters. They gave up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.43 while their FIP as a staff was 4.82.
As a team, they batted .236, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays held a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which was good for 27th in baseball. They ranked 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Randal Grichuk comes into this matchup after batting .232 with an OBP of .280 last season. He had 136 hits last year along with 80 RBI in 586 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .457 with an OPS+ of 93. Cavan Biggio hit .234 last season and he had an OBP of .364. He collected 83 hits in 354 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He had an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Blue Jays as a unit had 1,299 base hits last season, including 270 doubles and 247 homers. Toronto walked 509 times last year and they struck out on 1,514 occasions. They left 1,003 men on base and had an OPS of .733. They scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 726 runs last year.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Blue Jays (+144) and over 9 total runs
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