Oakland Athletics vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 8/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Washington Nationals
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-110) Washington (-110)
The Washington Nationals (43-85) are welcoming the Oakland Athletics (48-81) at Nationals Park on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has Oakland at -110 while Washington is sitting at -110. The over/under comes in at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Cole Irvin and Erick Fedde.
The Athletics have recorded 201 doubles as a team and have knocked 107 balls out of the park. Oakland has a slugging rate of .342 and have struck out 1,080 times, while taking a walk on 336 occasions. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are putting up 3.4 runs per contest, which ranks them 29th in the league. They have accumulated 406 runs batted in and 906 hits for the year, while their team batting average is at .215. They have accumulated 433 runs while holding a team OBP of .279.
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Athletics pitchers have surrendered 146 home runs and also 583 runs in total (23rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 414 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.34 as a team so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.30 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.30. The Athletics have a team ERA of 4.27 this season (23rd in baseball), and they have struck out 952 batters.
Athletics relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 146 times in addition to having 140 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 94 holds this season (1st in the league). The Athletics bullpen have a save percentage of 60.4% and has come into the game in 144 save situations. They have recorded 29 saves so far this year and have blown 19 of their 48 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 213 base runners for the season with 29.1% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Athletics have dispatched 429 relievers to the hill this year.
The Oakland Athletics have notched a total of 3,413 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,162 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding rate is at .984 which has them ranked 23rd in the majors, and have 104 double plays. The Athletics have transformed 70.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,239 innings on the field, which ranks them 9th in pro baseball.
Irvin (18-28 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.24 while facing 1,535 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 372 base hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has 82 walks. His ERA is 4.13 (168 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.240. Irvin has taken the hill for 366 frames and has totaled 258 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
The Washington Nationals have accounted for a team OBP of .311 in addition to a team batting average of .246 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 945 occasions (29th in the league) and have a total of 1,053 base knocks. Washington has knocked in 107 home runs for the season to go along with 454 RBIs. The Nationals have a team slugging percentage of .373 and they earn 3.70 runs per contest (26th in baseball). They have recorded 192 two-baggers, while getting a free base 363 times as well as scoring 474 runs.
The Nationals have a team WHIP of 1.446 with a FIP of 4.95 as a unit for the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.21 (998 strikeouts against 452 walks). They are sitting at 28th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,166. They have allowed 192 homers and they relinquish 5.55 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Washington pitching staff have surrendered 690 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 5.11 (635 earned runs relinquished).
Washington relievers have an inherited score rate of 31.9% out of 204 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 107 times in high leverage situations and on 127 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 88 save situations, the Nationals have recorded 49 holds and also 14 blown saves. They rank 16th in the league with a save rate of 63.2%, and they have dispatched 467 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign. Washington has had relief pitchers enter the game in 38 save opportunities and they have come away with 24 saves.
Out of their 10,071 innings on the field, the Nationals have a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (24th in professional baseball). The Washington Nationals have turned 92 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (29th in professional baseball). The Nationals have accrued 1,103 assists, 81 errors and have earned 3,357 putouts for the year.
In his MLB career, Fedde has surrendered 451 base knocks while earning 334 punch outs in 425 frames. Fedde (20-28 career win-loss record) has earned a 5.17 earned run average while allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 244 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.487 and having a FIP of 5.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.85 and he has gone up against 1,867 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oakland (-110)
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