Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 4/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+127) Washington (-137)
Nationals Park is the site where Joe Ross and the Washington Nationals (9-12, 5th in NL East) will take on the Miami Marlins (11-13, 4th in NL East) on Friday. The line on this game has the Marlins coming in at +127 and the Nationals are at -137. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Pablo Lopez and Joe Ross.
As a team, the Miami Marlins are notching 4.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 14th in MLB. They have 103 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .308. The Marlins have accounted for 35 doubles as a team and have smacked 21 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 97 runs batted in in addition to 186 hits on the season, while their team batting average is .231. Miami is slugging .366 and have struck out 243 times, while taking a walk on 79 occasions.
The Marlins have a team ERA of 3.50 on the campaign (8th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 211 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 73 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.88 as a team for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.89 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.12. Marlins pitchers have surrendered 25 home runs in addition to 91 total runs (6th in the league).
The Marlins relievers have a save percentage of 36.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 18 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 24 base runners on the campaign with 37.5% of those players ended up scoring. Marlins relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 16 times in addition to having 30 appearances in high leverage situations. The Marlins have dispatched 91 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have tallied 7 holds this season (25th in MLB). They have earned 4 saves for the year and have blown 7 of 11 save chances.
The Miami Marlins have notched a total of 641 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 208 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding rate is at .984 which is 15th in pro baseball, and have a total of 161 double plays. The Marlins have turned 72.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,923 innings, which has them sitting 4th in professional baseball.
Lopez (13-18 career mark) has a FIP of 3.93 and he has gone up against 1,068 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 239 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 71 walks. His ERA is 4.31 (122 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.216. Lopez has pitched in 255 frames and is sitting with 232 punch outs in his career.
The Washington Nationals have a team on-base percentage of .313 as well as a batting average of .246 for the season. They have been rung up on 177 occasions (28th in the league) and have accounted for 168 base hits. Washington has compiled 20 home runs so far this season to go along with 73 runs batted in. The Nationals have a team SLG% of .378 and they are scoring 3.57 runs per game (28th in baseball). They have tallied 28 doubles, while walking 55 times as well as recording 75 runs.
The Nationals have a team WHIP of 1.281 in addition to having a FIP of 5.03 as a staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.39 (179 strikeouts vs 75 walks). They are currently ranked 2nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 153. They have given up 34 home runs and they allow 4.90 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB). The Washington pitching staff have relinquished 97 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.45 (88 earned runs allowed).
Washington relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 37.5% out of their 16 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 13 times in high leverage situations in addition to 9 occasions with runners on base. With 11 save situations, the Nationals have earned 7 holds and 1 blown save. They rank 9th in the league with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 71 relievers onto the field this season. Washington has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 4 save chances and they have converted 3 saves.
In their 1,602 innings played, the Nationals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 72.7% (3rd in the majors). The Washington Nationals have turned 14 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (10th in baseball). The Nationals have accrued 159 assists, 10 errors and have earned 534 putouts for the season.
During his MLB career, Ross has surrendered 370 base knocks while he has earned 312 K's in 356 innings. Ross (23-20 career record) is the owner of a 4.31 ERA while allowing 9.3 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 171 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.357 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.74 and he has gone up against 1,535 hitters so far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-137) and under 8.5 runs
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