Milwaukee Brewers vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 5/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Washington Nationals
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Nationals Park is the venue where Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals (20-24, 5th in NL East) will play the Milwaukee Brewers (24-25, 3rd in NL Central) on Friday.
As a squad, the Milwaukee Brewers are notching 3.8 runs per game, which ranks them 27th in baseball. They have notched a total of 180 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .297. The Brewers have tallied 61 doubles as a squad and have smacked 53 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 174 RBI's in addition to 332 base knocks on the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .210. Milwaukee has a slugging % of .355 and have been called out on strikes 482 times, while taking a walk on 166 occasions.
Brewers pitchers have allowed 59 long balls and 203 runs in total (14th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 165 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.97 as a squad on the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.01 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.16. The Brewers hold a team ERA of 3.86 on the campaign (11th in MLB), and they have struck out 496 hitters.
Brewers relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 30 times as well as having 59 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 24 holds so far this year (15th in baseball). The Brewers relievers have a save percentage of 65.0% and has entered the game in 44 save situations. They have compiled 13 saves on the year and have blown 7 of 20 save chances. The relievers have inherited 41 base runners so far this year with 41.5% of those runners ended up scoring. The Brewers have sent 152 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Milwaukee Brewers are sitting with 1,287 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 391 assists and 31 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which has them ranked 23rd in the majors, and they have turned 296 double plays. The Brewers have turned 71.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 3,861 innings on the field, which ranks them 3rd in pro baseball.
Anderson has taken the ball for 1,073 frames and has earned 731 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Anderson (65-68 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.98 while he has gone up against 4,544 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.07 (485 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.333. He has given up 1,147 hits (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 284 walks.
The Nationals hold a team slugging % of .401 and they are scoring 4.02 runs per contest (22nd in the league). They have recorded 68 doubles, while getting a free base 128 times and scoring 177 runs. Washington has tallied 47 home runs on the season as well as 171 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 369 occasions (28th in MLB) and have recorded 378 base hits. The Washington Nationals have tallied a team OBP of .323 as well as a batting average of .256 so far this season.
The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.258 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.61 as a staff on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.50 (382 strikeouts against 153 bases on balls). They rank 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 329. They have allowed 63 HR's and they allow 4.46 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB). The Washington pitching staff have relinquished 190 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.09 (174 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 30 save situations, the Nationals have accumulated 19 holds and also 3 blown saves. Washington has had relievers step onto the mound in 10 save chances and they have walked away with 7 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 34 times in high leverage situations and on 29 occasions with runners on. Washington relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.0% out of their 44 inherited base runners. They rank 8th in the league with a save rate of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 148 relievers to the mound for the year.
In 3,450 innings on the diamond, the Nationals are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 71.7% (4th in professional baseball). The Washington Nationals have twisted 41 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in the majors). The Nationals have accrued 386 assists, 23 errors and have a tally of 1,150 putouts so far this year.
During his pro baseball career, Lester has surrendered 2,479 hits while he has accumulated 2,415 punch outs in 2,624 innings. He has surrendered a total of 1,055 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.268 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.85 and he has faced 10,967 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Lester (193-113 record in his career) has earned a 3.62 earned run average and has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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