Washington Nationals vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 9/7/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 9/7/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays (28-13) at Washington Nationals (14-25)

MLB Baseball: Monday, September 7, 2020 at 6:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Trevor Richards (0-0) (4.56) vs. Max Scherzer (3-2) (3.95)

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The Tampa Bay Rays and Washington Nationals meet Monday in MLB action at Nationals Park.

The Tampa Bay Rays look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Rays have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Rays have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Willy Adames leads the Rays with 38 hits and 15 RBI while Yandy Diaz and Brandon Lowe have combined for 68 hits and 39 RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.82 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Morton is 2-5 with a 6.23 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

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The Washington Nationals need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Nationals have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Trea Turner leads the Nationals with 58 hits and 23 RBI while Juan Soto and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for 66 hits and 46 RBI. Max Scherzer gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 3.95 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Scherzer is 5-3 with a 2.66 ERA and 72 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

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Charlie Morton has allowed two runs and eight hits in his last 9.2 innings while Max Scherzer has allowed 15 runs and 35 hits in his last 30.2 innings. Scherzer is allowing a 7.36 ERA and .304 batting average in 11 innings at home this season while Morton is allowing a 2.57 ERA and .214 batting average in seven innings on the road this season. The Nationals also cant score runs and are piling up the losses, so I'm not sure it matters a ton with Scherzer pitching if he doesn't get run support.

You're likely going to get the Nets at home in the favorite role because of who is on the mound, but the Tampa Bay Rays will have the value in this spot. 

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