Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 5/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Nationals Park is the venue where Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals (20-24, 5th in NL East) will take on the Cincinnati Reds (21-25, 4th in NL Central) on Thursday.
The Reds have tallied 74 doubles as a unit and have smacked 69 balls out of the stadium. Cincinnati is slugging .432 and have been called out on strikes 416 times, while drawing a walk on 152 occasions. As a team, the Cincinnati Reds are knocking in 5.0 runs per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. They have earned 219 runs batted in as well as 389 hits this season, and their batting average is .248. They have earned 232 runs and hold an OBP of .324.
Reds pitchers have allowed 61 long balls and also 254 total runs (28th in baseball). They have walked 198 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.45 as a team over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.29 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.38. The Reds are sitting with a team earned run average of 5.06 for the season (29th in the league), and the staff has struck out 453 hitters.
The Reds have sent 168 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relievers have inherited 78 base runners this year and 43.6% of them crossed the plate. They have tallied 8 saves on the year and have blown 7 of their 15 save opportunities. The Reds relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 53.3% and has come into the game in 28 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 13 holds so far this year (29th in baseball). Reds relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 55 times in addition to having 46 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cincinnati Reds have notched a total of 1,239 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 411 assists and 31 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which puts them in 26th in pro baseball, and have earned 286 double plays. The Reds have turned 69.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,717 innings on the diamond, ranking them 18th in baseball.
Gray has thrown 1,168 frames and has earned 1,113 punch outs in his career. His earned run average is 3.55 (461 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.227. He has surrendered 1,013 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) with 421 walks. Gray (75-66 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.68 while he has gone up against 4,873 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Washington Nationals have compiled an on-base percentage of .323 and a team batting average of .256 this year. They have been rung up on 369 occasions (28th in the league) and have earned 378 base knocks. Washington is sitting with 47 home runs for the season to go along with 171 runs batted in. The Nationals have a team SLG% of .401 and they are earning 4.02 runs per game (22nd in the league). They have hit 68 two-baggers, while walking 128 times as well as putting up 177 runs.
The Nationals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.258 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.61 as a unit for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.50 (382 strikeouts against 153 bases on balls). They are sitting at 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 329. They have relinquished 63 homers and they allow 4.46 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB). The Washington pitching staff have allowed 190 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.09 (174 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 30 save situations, the Nationals have compiled 19 holds and also 3 blown saves. Washington has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 10 save chances and they have recorded 7 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 34 times in high leverage situations in addition to 29 occasions with runners on. Washington bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 25.0% out of their 44 inherited base runners. They rank 8th in baseball with a save rate of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 148 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Washington Nationals have turned 41 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in MLB). The Nationals have recorded 386 assists, 23 errors and have amassed 1,150 putouts this season. Out of their 3,450 innings played, the Nationals hold a defensive efficiency of 71.7% (4th in baseball).
Strasburg (113-60 mark in his career) has a 3.20 ERA and has allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 4.40 and he has faced 5,910 opposing batters during his career. He has conceded a total of 519 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.091 and a FIP of 3.0. During his career, Strasburg has given up 1,203 hits while he has totaled 1,712 punch outs in 1,459 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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