Oakland Athletics at Washington Nationals - 8/30/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Washington Nationals (43-85) vs Oakland Athletics (48-81)

Game Info: Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Erick Fedde (5-8) (4.88) vs Cole Irvin (6-11) (3.16)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals -115 / Oakland Athletics -105 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oakland Athletics will play the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of their series at Nationals Park on Tuesday night.

The Oakland Athletics pitching staff has a 48-81 this season and have won three of their last five games. Oakland is coming off of a series split against the Yankees, where they won two games and lost two games in the series. The Oakland pitching staff has a 4.26 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .246 opponent batting average this season. The Athletics offense has scored 433 runs with a .215 batting average and a .279 on base percentage. Seth Brown is batting .222 with 17 home runs and 50 RBI’s for the Athletics this season. The projected starter for Oakland is Cole Irvin, who is 6-11 with a 3.16 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over 142.1 innings pitched this season.

The Washington Nationals are 43-85 this season and have lost five of their last seven games. Washington is coming off of a series loss against Cincinnati, where they lost two out of the three games played in the series. The Washington pitching staff has a 5.11 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and a .266 opponent batting average. The Nationals offense has scored 474 runs with a .246 batting average and a .311 on base percentage this year. Lane Thomas is batting .239 with 13 home runs and 40 RBI’s for the Nationals this season. The projected starter for Washington is Erick Fedde, who is 5-8 with a 4.88 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP over 97.2 innings pitched this season.

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Oakland is 7-15 in their last 22 games and 2-5 in their last 7 road games. The under is 4-1 in Oakland’s last 5 games. Washington is 15-36 in their last 51 game one’s of a series and 1-7 in their last 8 interleague home games. The under is 6-1 in Washington’s last 7 games. The over is 5-0-1 in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

Both of these teams have had their struggles this season and are sitting towards the bottom of their league’s standings. Oakland is starting Cole Irvin, who has actually been pretty good this season and is coming off of an outing against Miami where he went seven innings and allowed 0 runs. For Washington, Erick Fedde has allowed seven runs over his last 15 innings pitched. I think Oakland has a big advantage in starting pitching and like them to win this game.

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