Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 4/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (-109) Washington (-101)
Nationals Park is the venue where Erick Fedde and the Washington Nationals (3-7, 5th in NL East) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (5-8, 4th in NL West) on Saturday. The Nationals open this contest at -101 while the Diamondbacks are priced at -109. The O/U has been set at 9. The men taking the mound are Luke Weaver and Erick Fedde.
As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are compiling 5.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in MLB. They have tallied 66 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .316. The Diamondbacks have accumulated 18 doubles as a team and have knocked 18 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 63 runs batted in in addition to 105 hits for the season, and their average at the plate is at .228. Arizona is slugging .397 and have been rung up 115 times, while drawing a walk on 55 occasions.
Diamondbacks pitchers have relinquished 19 long balls and also 74 total runs (28th in MLB). They have walked 45 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.71 as a team on the campaign. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.42 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.44. The Diamondbacks hold a team earned run average of 5.08 so far this year (25th in the league), and their staff has rung up 109 hitters.
Diamondbacks relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 14 times as well as having 14 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 8 holds this season (7th in the league). The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 20.0% and has come into the game in 13 save situations. They have recorded 1 save over the course of the season and have not converted 4 of their 5 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 17 runners on the campaign and 23.5% of them ended up scoring. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 44 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
Weaver (21-29 career record) has a FIP of 4.03 while he has gone up against 1,569 hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 378 base knocks (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 116 walks. His ERA is 4.62 (186 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.365. Weaver has taken the ball for 362 innings and has earned 373 K's in his MLB career.
The Nationals have a team slugging % of .390 and they tally 3.70 runs per contest (26th in baseball). They have recorded 14 doubles, while getting a free base 28 times as well as racking up 37 runs. Washington has recorded 8 home runs on the year and 36 RBIs. They have struck out on 84 occasions (29th in baseball) and have recorded 89 hits. The Washington Nationals are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .331 and a team batting average of .269 so far this year.
The Washington pitching staff have given up 54 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 5.16 (47 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 16 long balls and they surrender 5.93 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.329 and have a FIP of 5.34 as a team so far this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.08 (81 strikeouts vs 39 walks). They are sitting at 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 70.
Washington relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 42.9% out of their 14 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 6 times in high leverage situations and also on 7 occasions with runners on base. With 3 save situations, the Nationals have 2 holds in addition to 0 blown saves. They rank 6th in baseball holding a save rate of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 36 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. Washington has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 1 save opportunity and they have walked away with 1 save.
During his MLB career, Fedde has conceded 216 base knocks while earning 136 punch outs in 200 frames. He has given up a total of 116 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.527 and a FIP of 5.5. His K/BB ratio is 1.51 and he has gone up against 881 hitters during his career. Fedde (8-12 career mark) has a 5.21 earned run average while giving up 9.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona (-109)
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