Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 5/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Nationals Park is the venue where Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals (20-23, 5th in NL East) will take on the Cincinnati Reds (20-25, 4th in NL Central) on Tuesday.
The Reds have tallied 73 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 67 balls out of the park. Cincinnati is slugging .432 and have struck out 404 times, while taking a walk on 150 occasions. As a unit, the Cincinnati Reds are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which has them at 4th in the league. They have recorded 217 runs batted in in addition to 383 base knocks this season, and their team batting average is .249. They have earned 230 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .325.
Reds pitchers have yielded 60 home runs and also 253 runs (29th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 196 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.47 as a squad this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.28 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.40. The Reds have an earned run average of 5.15 this year (29th in the league), and their staff has rung up 447 hitters.
The Reds relief pitchers have a save percentage of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 25 save situations. The relievers have inherited 77 base runners so far this season and 44.2% of them earned a run for their team. Reds pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 54 times as well as having 43 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have sent 165 relievers to the hill on the season. The relievers are sitting with 11 holds over the course of the season (29th in the league). They have recorded 7 saves so far this year and have blown 7 of their 14 save opportunities.
The Cincinnati Reds have accounted for 1,212 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 397 assists and 31 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .981 which ranks 26th in pro baseball, and have 279 double plays. The Reds have converted 68.7% of balls in play into outs in their 3,636 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 21st in baseball.
Mahle has taken the mound for 354 innings and is sitting with 367 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Mahle (15-27 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.63 while facing 1,547 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.62 (182 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.386. He has given up 355 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 136 free passes.
The Nationals hold a slugging % of .405 and they are recording 4.09 runs per contest (20th in MLB). They have put up 68 doubles, while taking a walk 126 times and putting up 176 runs. Washington has 46 home runs for the year as well as 170 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 363 occasions (28th in the league) and have 374 base knocks. The Washington Nationals have recorded an OBP of .326 in addition to a batting average of .258 this year.
The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.267 and have a FIP of 4.63 as a staff for the year. They are sitting at 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 323. The Washington pitching staff have given up 188 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.14 (172 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.45 (370 strikeouts against 151 free passes). They have given up 61 home runs and they relinquish 4.52 runs per 9 innings (18th in MLB).
Washington relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 25.0% out of their 44 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 34 times in high leverage situations and also on 29 occasions with runners on. With 30 save situations, the Nationals have accumulated 19 holds and 3 blown saves. They are ranked 8th in baseball with a save rate of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 146 relievers to the hill so far this year. Washington has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 10 save opportunities and they have earned 7 saves.
In their 3,369 innings on the diamond, the Nationals hold a defensive efficiency of 71.7% (7th in the majors). The Washington Nationals have turned 39 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (7th in MLB). The Nationals have racked up 379 assists, 22 errors and are sitting with 1,123 putouts during this campaign.
Scherzer (179-95 mark in his career) has a 3.19 ERA while allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.38 and he has gone up against 9,786 hitters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 855 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.095 and a FIP of 3.1. During his career, Scherzer has conceded 1,989 base hits while earning 2,860 K's in 2,413 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington
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