Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 4/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+148) Washington (-160)
Nationals Park is the site where Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals (2-6, 5th in NL East) will play the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-8, 4th in NL West) on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Diamondbacks priced at +148 and the Nationals are at -160. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Merrill Kelly and Patrick Corbin.
Arizona has a slugging percentage of .384 and have been called out on strikes 111 times, while being walked on 48 occasions. They have accounted for 52 RBI's in addition to 97 hits on the season, while their batting average is .229. The Diamondbacks have accrued 18 two-baggers as a team and have hit 14 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 55 runs and have an on-base percentage of .307. As a squad, the Arizona Diamondbacks are scoring 4.6 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 11th in the league.
Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 17 long balls and also 68 total runs (2nd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 43 batters and their FIP sits at 4.69 as a unit for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.37 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.44. The Diamondbacks have compiled a team ERA of 5.00 for the season (24th in the league), and the staff has struck out 102 batters.
The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 20.0% and has come into the game in 12 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 12 runners on the year and 25.0% of them ended up crossing the plate. Diamondbacks relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 11 times and also have had 13 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 40 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have racked up 7 holds this year (6th in MLB). They have earned 1 save so far this season and have not converted 4 of 5 save chances.
Kelly (16-18 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.49 while facing 948 batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 224 base hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) with 65 free passes. His earned run average is 4.33 (108 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.286. Kelly has pitched in 224 innings and has tallied 192 strikeouts in his MLB career.
The Nationals have a SLG% of .371 and they are earning 3.12 runs per contest (29th in baseball). They have 10 two-baggers, while walking 19 times as well as scoring 25 runs. Washington is sitting with 5 home runs this year as well as 25 RBIs. They have been rung up on 68 occasions (29th in MLB) and have notched a total of 69 base hits. The Washington Nationals have an OBP of .324 in addition to a batting average of .266 on the year.
The Nationals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.359 in addition to having a FIP of 4.78 as a unit this year. They rank 28th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 58. The Washington pitching staff have conceded 43 runs for the season while having an ERA of 5.34 (38 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.38 (69 strikeouts vs 29 walks). They have relinquished 12 homers and they surrender 6.05 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB).
Washington has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 1 save opportunity and they have earned 1 save. They rank 6th in the league holding a save rate of 100%, and they have dispatched 27 relief pitchers onto the field this season. Their relievers have come in 6 times in high leverage situations and also on 6 occasions with runners on base. Washington relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 50.0% out of their 12 inherited runners. Sitting with 3 save situations, the Nationals have accrued 2 holds in addition to 0 blown saves.
So far in his MLB career, Corbin has allowed 1,204 base knocks while earning 1,200 K's in 1,217 frames. Corbin (72-69 career record) has earned a 3.87 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 524 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.286 and having a FIP of 3.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.31 and he has faced 5,149 opposing batters thus far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-160) and under 8.5 runs
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