Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 8/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-105) Washington (-116)
Erick Fedde and the Washington Nationals (48-55, 4th in NL East) play the Chicago Cubs (50-55, 4th in NL Central) at Nationals Park on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the Cubs coming in at -105 and the Nationals are at -116. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Adbert Alzolay and Erick Fedde.
The Cubs have earned 140 doubles as a team and have knocked 134 balls out of the park. Chicago has a slugging % of .397 and have been called out on strikes 1,002 times, while drawing a walk on 334 occasions. As a team, the Chicago Cubs are notching 4.2 runs per outing, which puts them at 21st in baseball. They have 418 runs batted in as well as 773 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate is .227. They have earned 440 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .307.
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The Cubs have compiled a team ERA of 4.18 on the year (15th in the league), and their staff has rung up 918 batters. They have walked 396 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.62 as a unit this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.32 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.34. Cubs pitchers have conceded 139 long balls and 473 runs in total (17th in baseball).
The Cubs have dispatched 384 relievers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 173 runners this year and 28.9% of those players earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 27 saves for the season and have missed out on 9 of 36 chances to save the game. The Cubs relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 75.0% and has entered the game in 96 save situations. The bullpen have tallied 59 holds over the course of the season (6th in MLB). Cubs relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 108 times and also have had 108 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago Cubs have a total of 2,761 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,002 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which is 9th in baseball, and they have turned 658 double plays. The Cubs have turned 70.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,283 innings on the diamond, ranking them 8th in MLB.
Alzolay has taken the hill for 127 frames and is sitting with 137 punch outs in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.68 (66 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.197. He has conceded 103 hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has 49 walks. Alzolay (6-13 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.18 and he has gone up against 529 batters in the majors.
The Washington Nationals have tallied an on-base percentage of .331 in addition to a team batting average of .258 on the year. They have been rung up on 843 occasions (25th in the league) and have tallied 874 hits. Washington has knocked in 119 home runs for the season and 431 runs batted in. The Nationals hold a slugging percentage of .420 and they score 4.38 runs per outing (17th in baseball). They have recorded 164 two-baggers, while getting a free base 318 times and scoring 451 runs.
The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.294 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.53 as a squad on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.64 (862 strikeouts vs 326 walks). They are currently ranked 14th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 815. They have relinquished 141 homers and they allow 4.86 runs per 9 innings (18th in MLB). The Washington pitching staff have surrendered 476 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.38 (429 earned runs relinquished).
Washington relievers have an inherited score rate of 39.2% out of 130 inherited base runners. Their relievers have taken the field 101 times in high leverage situations in addition to 89 occasions with base runners. With 101 save situations, the Nationals have tallied 57 holds and 17 blown saves. They are currently ranked 17th in the league with a save percentage of 59.5%, and they have sent 347 relievers to the hill for the year. Washington has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 42 save chances and they have tallied 25 saves.
In 7,938 innings played, the Nationals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (9th in the majors). The Washington Nationals have turned 74 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in MLB). The Nationals have 864 assists, 60 errors and have accounted for 2,646 putouts this season.
Fedde (12-18 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 5.09 earned run average while allowing 9.4 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.65 and he has faced 1,184 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has conceded a total of 153 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.485 and having a FIP of 5.3. During his MLB career, Fedde has surrendered 282 base knocks while he has tallied 198 punch outs in 270 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-116) and under 8.5 runs
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