Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 7/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-125) Washington (+115)
Nationals Park is the venue where Erick Fedde and the Washington Nationals (44-49, 4th in NL East) will play the Miami Marlins (40-54, 5th in NL East) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Marlins coming in at -125 and the Nationals are at +115. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers expected to start will be Sandy Alcantara and Erick Fedde.
Miami is slugging .374 and have been rung up 917 times, while being walked on 275 occasions. They have accrued 350 RBI's as well as 731 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average comes in at .234. The Marlins have hit 130 doubles as a unit and have knocked 93 baseballs out of the stadium. They are sitting with 369 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .302. As a squad, the Miami Marlins are compiling 3.9 runs per game, which puts them at 28th in the league.
Marlins pitchers have allowed 81 home runs and also 370 total runs (6th in the league). They have walked 288 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.71 as a unit for the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.80 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.21. The Marlins have a team earned run average of 3.58 so far this season (7th in the league), and they have rung up 807 hitters.
The Marlins have sent 338 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 89 runners for the season with 38.2% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have compiled 16 saves this year and have missed out on 18 of 34 chances to save the game. The Marlins relief pitchers have a save percentage of 47.1% and has come into the game in 77 save situations. The relief pitchers have earned 43 holds over the course of the season (17th in the league). Marlins pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 62 times in addition to having 104 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Miami Marlins have earned a total of 2,468 putouts on the year, as well as 823 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .980 which is 30th in professional baseball, and they have turned 636 double plays. The Marlins have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 7,404 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 15th in baseball.
Alcantara (16-28 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.21 and he has gone up against 1,688 opposing hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 349 base knocks (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 162 walks. His earned run average is 3.57 (159 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.273. Alcantara has thrown 401 frames and has earned 335 strikeouts in his MLB career.
The Nationals have a team slugging percentage of .420 and they average 4.41 runs per outing (15th in MLB). They have hit 145 doubles, while walking 286 times as well as scoring 410 runs. Washington is sitting with 109 home runs so far this year to go along with 393 RBIs. They have struck out on 772 occasions (25th in MLB) and have totaled 792 base hits. The Washington Nationals have accumulated an OBP of .330 as well as a team batting average of .259 for the season.
The Washington pitching staff have given up 429 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.35 (386 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 124 long balls and they relinquish 4.84 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Nationals have a team WHIP of 1.301 in addition to having a FIP of 4.48 as a team on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.64 (795 strikeouts vs 301 free passes). They come in at 15th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 737.
Washington relievers hold an inherited score rate of 38.3% of 120 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 83 times in high leverage situations in addition to 79 occasions with runners on. With 79 save situations, the Nationals have tallied 45 holds and 12 blown saves. They are currently ranked 11th in baseball with a save percentage of 63.6%, and they have dispatched 315 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. Washington has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 33 save chances and they have earned 21 saves.
The Washington Nationals have turned 66 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in the majors). The Nationals have recorded 780 assists, 56 errors and have earned 2,394 putouts for the year. In their 7,182 innings on the field, the Nationals have a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (11th in the majors).
So far in his pro baseball career, Fedde has surrendered 270 hits and he has 190 K's in 260 innings pitched. He has allowed 149 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.492 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.61 and he has gone up against 1,138 hitters thus far in his career. Fedde (12-18 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 5.16 ERA while allowing 9.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (+115)
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