Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 7/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals
Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Nationals Park is the venue where Joe Ross and the Washington Nationals (40-39, 2nd in NL East) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (50-31, 2nd in NL West) on Sunday.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .412 and have been called out on strikes 711 times, while drawing a walk on 347 occasions. They have accounted for 388 runs batted in in addition to 643 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate sits at .239. The Dodgers have compiled 119 two-baggers as a team and have hit 105 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 408 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .336. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.0 runs per game, which is 4th in baseball.
Dodgers pitchers have conceded 88 home runs and also 298 total runs (4th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 240 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.60 as a squad so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.42 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.11. The Dodgers are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.19 on the year (1st in the league), and the staff has struck out 821 hitters.
Dodgers bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 80 times and also have had 89 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 54 holds so far this season (3rd in the league). The Dodgers relief pitchers have a save percentage of 63.6% and has entered the game in 99 save situations. They have compiled 28 saves on the season and have not converted 16 of 44 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 110 runners on the campaign with 25.5% of them crossed the plate. The Dodgers have sent 265 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Dodgers have turned 71.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,453 innings on the field, ranking them 3rd in baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have 2,151 putouts this year, as well as 639 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which is 11th in baseball, and have a total of 497 double plays.
Bauer has pitched in 1,297 innings and has accumulated 1,416 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.79 (547 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.243. He has surrendered 1,122 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 491 walks. Bauer (83-69 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.87 while he has gone up against 5,463 batters in the major leagues.
The Nationals hold a team SLG% of .407 and they score 4.06 runs per game (25th in baseball). They have 116 doubles, while walking 244 times and notching 321 runs. Washington has a total of 89 long balls on the campaign to go along with 310 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 667 occasions (23rd in MLB) and have recorded 645 base hits. The Washington Nationals have recorded a team OBP of .324 as well as a team batting average of .252 on the year.
The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.225 in addition to having a FIP of 4.35 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.69 (668 strikeouts against 248 free passes). They rank 6th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 580. They have given up 101 home runs and they relinquish 4.30 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB). The Washington pitching staff have surrendered 323 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.91 (294 earned runs yielded).
Washington bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 29.0% out of their 93 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 68 times in high leverage situations in addition to 62 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 71 save situations, the Nationals have earned 41 holds and 9 blown saves. They sit at 7th in the league with a save rate of 69.0%, and they have dispatched 262 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Washington has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 29 save opportunities and they have earned 20 saves.
The Washington Nationals have twisted 56 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in professional baseball). The Nationals have racked up 672 assists, 45 errors and have 2,029 putouts for the year. In 6,087 innings on the diamond, the Nationals have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.6% (4th in MLB).
Ross (26-26 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.24 ERA and has conceded 9.1 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.77 and he has faced 1,788 batters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 196 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.337 and having a FIP of 4.2. In his career, Ross has surrendered 421 hits and he has 374 K's in 416 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington
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