Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 4/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+192) Washington (-210)
Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals (5-7, 5th in NL East) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (5-10, 4th in NL West) at Nationals Park on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the Diamondbacks coming in at +192 and the Nationals are at -210. The O/U is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Madison Bumgarner and Stephen Strasburg.
The Diamondbacks have tallied 18 doubles as a unit and have smacked 18 baseballs out of the stadium. Arizona is slugging .379 and have been called out on strikes 128 times, while being walked on 57 occasions. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are notching 4.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 10th in the league. They have accrued 63 runs batted in and 108 base knocks this year, and their batting average sits at .220. They have racked up 66 runs while holding a team OBP of .307.
Diamondbacks pitchers have given up 20 long balls and also 75 runs (28th in baseball). They have walked 47 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.71 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.40 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.40. The Diamondbacks have an earned run average of 4.82 this season (25th in MLB), and they have rung up 113 hitters.
Diamondbacks relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 14 times as well as having 16 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 8 holds over the course of the season (9th in MLB). The Diamondbacks bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 20.0% and has entered the game in 13 save situations. They have accumulated 1 save for the year and have blown 4 of their 5 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 17 base runners for the year with 23.5% of them earned a run for their team. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 46 relievers to the hill this season.
Bumgarner has taken the ball for 1,901 innings and has accounted for 1,839 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.26 (689 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.126. He has conceded 1,691 base hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) with 449 walks. Bumgarner (120-98 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.43 while he has gone up against 7,770 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Washington has 9 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 37 runs batted in. They have hit 14 two-baggers, while getting a free base 30 times and notching 38 runs. The Washington Nationals have recorded a team on-base percentage of .323 and a team batting average of .262 so far this season. The Nationals have a team slugging percentage of .382 and they score 3.45 runs per outing (28th in MLB). They have been rung up on 88 occasions (29th in the league) and have earned 94 hits.
The Washington pitching staff have given up 54 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.65 (47 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 16 home runs and they yield 5.34 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Nationals have a team WHIP of 1.253 with a FIP of 4.91 as a pitching staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.29 (94 strikeouts against 41 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 73.
Washington relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 42.9% out of their 14 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 8 times in high leverage situations and also on 7 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 3 save situations, the Nationals have accrued 2 holds and also 0 blown saves. They are ranked 5th in the league with a save percentage of 100.0%, and they have sent 38 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the season. Washington has called on relievers to enter the contest in 1 save opportunity and they have earned 1 save.
So far in his pro baseball career, Strasburg has conceded 1,202 base hits and he has 1,708 strikeouts in 1,453 innings. Strasburg (112-60 career win-loss record) has a 3.21 earned run average while giving up 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 519 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.092 and having a FIP of 3.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.44 and he has gone up against 5,890 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-210) and under 9 runs
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