Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 7/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-167) Washington (+130)
Nationals Park is the venue where Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals (39-38, 2nd in NL East) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (49-31, 2nd in NL West) on Thursday. The Dodgers open this matchup at -167 while the Nationals are priced at +130. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Tony Gonsolin and Patrick Corbin.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .410 and have struck out 709 times, while drawing a walk on 346 occasions. They have accounted for 382 RBI's in addition to 634 base knocks this season, and their average at the plate comes in at .238. The Dodgers have accumulated 119 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 103 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 402 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .336. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.0 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 4th in MLB.
The Dodgers hold a team ERA of 3.19 so far this season (2nd in the league), and their staff has rung up 816 batters. They have walked 236 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.59 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.46 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.11. Dodgers pitchers have conceded 88 home runs in addition to 296 runs in total (6th in baseball).
The Dodgers relievers have earned a save rate of 63.6% and has entered the game in 99 save situations. The relievers have inherited 109 base runners over the course of the season and 25.7% of those players crossed home plate. Dodgers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 79 times in addition to having 89 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 262 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have racked up 54 holds for the season (2nd in baseball). They have accumulated 28 saves on the year and have not converted 16 of 44 chances to get a save.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have 2,136 putouts on the campaign, as well as 633 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which is 12th in MLB, and have accumulated 489 double plays. The Dodgers have turned 71.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 6,408 innings, which has them ranked 4th in the majors.
Gonsolin has thrown 99 innings and has tallied 101 punch outs in his career. His ERA is 2.62 (29 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.003. He has given up 68 base hits (6.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 32 walks. Gonsolin (6-4 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.10 while facing 398 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Washington Nationals have earned a team OBP of .321 in addition to a team batting average of .249 so far this year. They have been rung up on 651 occasions (24th in MLB) and have 623 base hits. Washington is sitting with 86 home runs for the year to go along with 293 runs batted in. The Nationals have a team slugging percentage of .402 and they average 3.95 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have 113 doubles, while getting a free base 234 times and scoring 304 runs.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.216 in addition to having a FIP of 4.30 as a unit so far this season. They are currently ranked 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 561. The Washington pitching staff have conceded 311 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.85 (283 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.70 (658 strikeouts against 244 bases on balls). They have surrendered 97 dingers and they allow 4.23 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB).
Sitting with 70 save situations, the Nationals have earned 40 holds and also 9 blown saves. Washington has called on relievers to enter the contest in 29 save chances and they have converted 20 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 68 times in high leverage situations in addition to 60 occasions with runners on. Washington relievers hold an inherited score rate of 28.9% out of their 90 inherited runners. They sit at 7th in the league with a save percentage of 69.0%, and they have dispatched 257 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
Out of their 5,961 innings on the diamond, the Nationals have a defensive efficiency of 71.8% (3rd in baseball). The Washington Nationals have twisted 56 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (11th in pro baseball). The Nationals have 660 assists, 42 errors and are sitting with 1,987 putouts so far this year.
During his MLB career, Corbin has surrendered 1,283 hits while he has accumulated 1,263 strikeouts in 1,296 frames. He has surrendered 567 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.289 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.26 and he has gone up against 5,480 opposing batters thus far in his career. Corbin (77-74 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.94 earned run average and has conceded 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-167)
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