Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 5/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-130) Washington (+120)
Zack Wheeler and the Philadelphia Phillies (18-17, 2nd in NL East) travel to Nationals Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Washington Nationals (13-17, 5th in NL East). The line on this matchup has the Phillies priced at -130 and the Nationals are at +120. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Zack Wheeler and Jon Lester.
Philadelphia is slugging .381 and have been rung up 355 times, while being walked on 105 occasions. They have recorded 137 RBI's as well as 265 base knocks on the year, while their batting average sits at .233. The Phillies have recorded 44 doubles as a squad and have hit 39 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 145 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .303. As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are putting up 4.1 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 20th in baseball.
The Phillies have compiled a team ERA of 4.28 for the season (20th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 315 hitters. They have walked 102 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.11 as a unit over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.09 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.27. Phillies pitchers have surrendered 45 home runs and 153 runs (17th in the league).
The Phillies have dispatched 106 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 45 base runners on the season with 51.1% of those runners crossed the plate. They have tallied 10 saves so far this year and have blown 9 of their 19 save chances. The Phillies relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 52.6% and has entered the game in 37 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 17 holds over the course of the season (15th in the league). Phillies bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 31 times in addition to having 54 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Phillies have converted 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,763 innings on the field, which has them sitting 19th in professional baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have earned 921 putouts so far this season, as well as 308 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .989 which has them sitting 4th in baseball, and have a total of 223 double plays.
Wheeler has pitched in 868 frames and has 828 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.65 (352 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.266. He has given up 801 hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 298 walks. Wheeler (51-42 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.63 and he has gone up against 3,654 batters during his time in the majors.
The Nationals hold a team slugging % of .381 and they tally 3.63 runs per contest (27th in baseball). They have put up 41 doubles, while walking 84 times and scoring 109 runs. Washington has accounted for 30 home runs this year as well as 105 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 253 occasions (28th in baseball) and have earned 242 base hits. The Washington Nationals have tallied an on-base percentage of .314 and a batting average of .246 so far this year.
The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.203 and have a FIP of 4.85 as a unit so far this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.26 (253 strikeouts vs 112 free passes). They rank 2nd in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 201. They have yielded 45 home runs and they surrender 4.36 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Washington pitching staff have surrendered 126 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.94 (114 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 13 save situations, the Nationals have amassed 8 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. Washington has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 5 save chances and they have recorded 3 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 24 times in high leverage situations in addition to 16 occasions with runners on base. Washington relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.4% out of 23 inherited runners. They sit at 17th in the league with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 98 relievers onto the field for the year.
The Washington Nationals have turned 26 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in pro baseball). The Nationals have accrued 261 assists, 16 errors and have a tally of 781 putouts during this campaign. In their 2,343 innings played, the Nationals have earned a defensive efficiency of 74.8% (1st in MLB).
Thus far in his career, Lester has allowed 2,460 base hits while he has accumulated 2,403 strikeouts in 2,608 innings pitched. He has conceded 1,043 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.265 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.86 and he has gone up against 10,901 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Lester (193-112 career mark) is the owner of a 3.60 earned run average while allowing 8.5 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (+120) and under 8.5 runs
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