Washington Nationals vs Toronto Blue Jays Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/30/2020
Game: Washington Nationals vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Nationals (-170) Blue Jays (+145)
Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (1-4, 5th in NL East) head to Nationals Park on Thursday where they'll meet the Toronto Blue Jays (3-2, 4th in AL East). The Blue Jays open this game at +145 while the Nationals are priced at -170. The O/U is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Erick Fedde and Hyun Jin Ryu.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
7/29/2020 Howie Kendrick 1B Back Probable for Jul 29
7/29/2020 Juan Soto LF Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
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
7/29/2020 Randal Grichuk RF Back Probable for Jul 29
7/29/2020 Elvis Luciano RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/29/2020 Hector Perez SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/29/2020 Yennsy Diaz RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/29/2020 Jonathan Davis CF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/28/2020 Ken Giles RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/28/2020 Bo Bichette SS Hamstring Probable for Jul 29
7/23/2020 Chase Anderson SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
Fedde has taken the hill for 147 innings and has earned 105 strikeouts so far in his career. His ERA is 5.32 (87 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.556. He has allowed 165 hits (10.1 hits per nine innings) and has 64 walks. Fedde (6-7 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 5.35 while going up against 646 opposing batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.15 and they have given up 10 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .152 against the bullpen and they've struck out 14 hitters and walked 8 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.05. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 32 base hits and 14 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 14 batters and struck out 45. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.11 and their FIP as a unit is 5.02.
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As a team Washington is hitting .243, good for 10th in the league. The Nationals hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Adam Eaton is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 6 hits this season in 19 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .526 and an OPS+ of 142. Victor Robles is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .412. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 15 at bats. His OPS+ is 180 while his slugging percentage is at .600. The Nationals have 36 hits, including 8 doubles and 5 home runs. Washington has walked 11 times so far this season and they have struck out 37 times as a unit. They have left 27 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 2.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 14 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his MLB career, Ryu has allowed 702 hits and he has 669 strikeouts in 745 frames. He has conceded a total of 248 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.166 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.01 and he has faced 3,048 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Ryu (54-33 career mark) has a 3.00 earned run average while allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 15 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .161 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 22 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 2.86. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 33 base knocks and 14 earned runs this season. They have given up 2 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 23 hitters and struck out 41 batters. They give up a walk 4.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.33.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 9th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Cavan Biggio comes into this matchup batting .227 with an OBP of .261. He has 5 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 22 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .364 with an OPS+ of 73. Randal Grichuk is hitting .400 this season and he has an OBP of .455. He has collected 4 hits in 10 at bats while driving in 1 run. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .400. The Blue Jays as a unit have 44 base hits, including 4 doubles and 8 homers. Toronto has walked 14 times this year and they have struck out on 42 occasions. They have had 38 men left on base and have an OPS of .706. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 21 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Blue Jays (+145) and over 9 total runs
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