Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 9/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+140) Washington (-175)
Jesus Luzardo and the Miami Marlins (60-83, 4th in NL East) travel to Nationals Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Washington Nationals (59-84, 5th in NL East). The Nationals open this contest at -175 while the Marlins are priced at +140. The total opens at 8. The starting pitchers are Jesus Luzardo and Erick Fedde.
As a team, the Miami Marlins are putting up 3.9 runs per contest, which is 28th in baseball. They have accumulated 564 runs and have an OBP of .301. The Marlins have earned 206 doubles as a squad and have smacked 138 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 538 RBI's in addition to 1,114 hits on the year, and their team batting average is at .235. Miami has a slugging rate of .374 and have struck out 1,376 times, while being walked on 405 occasions.
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The Marlins have an ERA of 3.89 on the season (11th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,211 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.64 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.25. Marlins pitchers have relinquished 145 long balls in addition to 604 runs in total (13th in MLB). They have walked 459 batters and their FIP sits at 4.03 as a squad this year.
Marlins pitchers have entered the game with players on base 110 times and also have had 162 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 65 holds this season (19th in the league). The Marlins relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 53.8% and has entered the game in 117 save situations. They have compiled 28 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 24 out of their 52 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 167 runners for the season and 37.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Marlins have sent 523 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Miami Marlins are sitting with 3,752 putouts this year, as well as 1,279 assists and 103 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .980 which ranks 30th in MLB, and they have turned 974 double plays. The Marlins have turned 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,256 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 18th in professional baseball.
Luzardo has taken the hill for 148 innings and is sitting with 154 K's during his MLB career. Luzardo (8-9 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.93 while he has faced 650 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.27 (87 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.399. He has surrendered 148 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 60 walks.
The Nationals have a SLG% of .420 and they earn 4.47 runs per contest (17th in baseball). They have notched 232 two-baggers, while walking 482 times as well as scoring 639 runs. Washington has knocked in 165 home runs so far this year to go along with 606 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,148 occasions (27th in baseball) and have totaled 1,214 hits. The Washington Nationals have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .334 and a batting average of .257 so far this season.
The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.350 with a FIP of 4.81 as a unit so far this year. They rank 18th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,190. The Washington pitching staff have surrendered 719 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.75 (647 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.53 (1,176 strikeouts vs 465 bases on balls). They have given up 215 dingers and they surrender 5.28 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league).
Washington has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 59 save opportunities and they have tallied 32 saves. They rank 25th in the league with a save percentage of 54.2%, and they have sent 489 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 151 times in high leverage situations in addition to 125 occasions with runners on. Washington relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 39.5% out of 185 inherited runners. With 140 save situations, the Nationals have amassed 79 holds and also 27 blown saves.
The Washington Nationals have twisted 102 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (27th in the majors). The Nationals have racked up 1,211 assists, 87 errors and have a total of 3,679 putouts so far this year. Out of their 11,034 innings on the diamond, the Nationals have a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (15th in professional baseball).
Thus far in his career, Fedde has given up 333 base knocks while he has accumulated 242 strikeouts in 311 innings pitched. He has given up 179 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.486 and a FIP of 5.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.88 and he has faced 1,367 batters so far in his MLB career. Fedde (14-20 career mark) has a 5.18 ERA and has allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami (+140)
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