Oakland Athletics at Washington Nationals - 8/31/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Washington Nationals (43-86) vs Oakland Athletics (49-81)

Game Info: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Anibal Sanchez (0-5) (5.72) vs James Kaprielian (3-8) (4.88)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals -105 / Oakland Athletics -115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Oakland Athletics will play the Washington Nationals in Game 2 of their series at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.

The Oakland Athletics are 49-81 this season and have won three games in a row. Oakland won Game 1 of this series by a score of 10-6 on Tuesday night. The Oakland pitching staff has a 4.29 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .247 opponent batting average this season. The Athletics offense has scored 443 runs with a .216 batting average and a .280 on base percentage. Seth Brown is batting .219 with 17 home runs and 50 RBI’s for the Athletics this season. The projected starter for Oakland is James Kaprielian, who is 3-8 with a 4.88 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP over 103.1 innings pitched this season.

The Washington Nationals are 43-86 this season and have lost six of their last eight games. Prior to losing Game 1 of this series, Washington lost two out of three games against Cincinnati. The Washington pitching staff has a 5.15 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and a .266 opponent batting average. The Nationals offense has scored 480 runs with a .247 batting average and a .312 on base percentage this year. Lane Thomas is batting .242 with 14 home runs and 42 RBI’s for the Nationals this season. The projected starter for Washington is Anibal Sanchez, who is 0-5 with a 5.72 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over 39.1 innings pitched this season.

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Oakland is 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 8-15 in their last 23 games. The under is 6-1-1 in Oakland’s last 8 Wednesday games. Washington is 7-3 in their last 10 game two’s of a series and 1-6 in their last 7 Wednesday games. The under is 5-1 in Washington’s last 6 Wednesday games. The over is 6-0-1 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.

Oakland won a very exciting game on Tuesday night by a score of 10-6. The game went back and forth early, before the Athletics were able to pull away. In this game, Oakland is starting James Kaprielian, who allowed eight runs over 2.2 innings against the Yankees in his last start. For Washington, Anibal Sanchez doesn’t have the best numbers this season, but has only allowed four runs over his last 14.1 innings pitched. The over has been a good pick in these two teams last seven meetings and I think we see another high scoring game here.

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