Milwaukee Brewers vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 5/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Washington Nationals
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+112) Washington (-122)
Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals (21-25, 5th in NL East) play the Milwaukee Brewers (25-25, 3rd in NL Central) at Nationals Park on Sunday. The odds on this contest have the Brewers priced at +112 and the Nationals are at -122. The total opens at 8. The starting pitchers are Brandon Woodruff and Max Scherzer.
The Brewers have earned 64 doubles as a unit and have knocked 55 balls out of the park. Milwaukee has a slugging rate of .354 and have struck out 501 times, while being walked on 173 occasions. As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are recording 3.7 runs per game, which is 27th in MLB. They have amassed 180 RBI's and 346 hits this year, and their team batting average is .209. They are sitting with 187 runs and have an OBP of .296.
Brewers pitchers have given up 60 home runs and 210 total runs (13th in MLB). They have walked 169 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.87 as a unit over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.06 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.15. The Brewers are sitting with a team ERA of 3.81 on the campaign (11th in the league), and the staff has rung up 517 batters.
The Brewers relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 59.1% and has come into the game in 46 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 41 base runners so far this year and 41.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. Brewers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 32 times in addition to having 65 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have dispatched 160 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have earned 24 holds this season (16th in the league). They have accumulated 13 saves on the season and have blown 9 of their 22 save opportunities.
The Milwaukee Brewers have earned a total of 1,347 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 405 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which is 25th in baseball, and have accumulated 305 double plays. The Brewers have turned 71.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 4,041 innings, which has them sitting 3rd in pro baseball.
Woodruff has taken the hill for 344 innings and has earned 386 punch outs during his career. His ERA is 3.24 (124 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.056. He has surrendered 274 hits (7.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 90 walks. Woodruff (22-13 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.12 and he has gone up against 1,383 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
The Washington Nationals are sitting with an on-base percentage of .322 in addition to a batting average of .254 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 382 occasions (28th in MLB) and have 389 hits. Washington has tallied 47 home runs so far this season to go along with 176 RBIs. The Nationals have a SLG% of .395 and they average 3.96 runs per contest (21st in MLB). They have recorded 68 doubles, while getting a free base 135 times as well as notching 182 runs.
The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.258 and have a FIP of 4.53 as a staff on the year. They are currently ranked 4th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 346. The Washington pitching staff have given up 196 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.06 (180 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.53 (395 strikeouts vs 156 walks). They have conceded 64 HR's and they relinquish 4.42 runs per 9 innings (17th in MLB).
Sitting with 32 save situations, the Nationals have earned 20 holds and also 3 blown saves. Washington has called on relievers to enter the contest in 11 save chances and they have converted 8 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 36 times in high leverage situations and also on 30 occasions with runners on base. Washington relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.3% out of their 46 inherited base runners. They sit at 7th in the league holding a save rate of 72.7%, and they have dispatched 155 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
In their 3,594 innings on the field, the Nationals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.5% (8th in professional baseball). The Washington Nationals have twisted 41 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in professional baseball). The Nationals have recorded 402 assists, 24 errors and have accumulated 1,198 putouts over the course of the season.
During his career, Scherzer has allowed 1,994 hits while accumulating 2,869 K's in 2,420 innings pitched. He has allowed 857 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.094 and a FIP of 3.1. His K/BB ratio is 4.39 and he has faced 9,812 batters thus far in his career. Scherzer (179-96 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.19 ERA and has allowed 7.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (+112)
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