Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 8/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals
Date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-192) Washington (+145)
Jon Gray and the Washington Nationals (55-73, 4th in NL East) play the Philadelphia Phillies (65-64, 2nd in NL East) at Nationals Park on Monday. The Phillies open this contest at -192 while the Nationals are priced at +145. The over/under has been set at 8. The starting pitchers are Zack Wheeler and Jon Gray.
Philadelphia has a slugging percentage of .405 and have struck out 1,139 times, while taking a walk on 451 occasions. They have accounted for 552 RBI's in addition to 1,014 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate is .238. The Phillies have compiled 209 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 154 baseballs out of the park. They have notched a total of 579 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .316. As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are putting up 4.5 runs per contest, which has them at 15th in the league.
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The Phillies hold a team ERA of 4.39 this year (19th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,169 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 398 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.22 as a team this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.94 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.29. Phillies pitchers have allowed 166 home runs and 599 runs in total (17th in the league).
Phillies bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 112 times as well as having 129 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 49 holds for the season (27th in MLB). The Phillies bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 51.8% and has come into the game in 111 save situations. They have accumulated 29 saves on the year and have blown 27 of their 56 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 168 runners for the season with 44.6% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Phillies have dispatched 402 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Philadelphia Phillies have accumulated 3,389 putouts on the year, as well as 1,153 assists and 78 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which is 23rd in the majors, and have a total of 845 double plays. The Phillies have turned 68.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,167 innings, which has them sitting 24th in the majors.
Wheeler has thrown 997 innings and has tallied 983 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Wheeler (58-49 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.48 and he has gone up against 4,172 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.56 (394 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.235. He has conceded 909 base knocks (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 322 free passes.
Washington has accumulated 143 long balls on the campaign as well as 533 RBIs. They have put up 203 doubles, while walking 410 times and racking up 563 runs. The Washington Nationals have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .333 and a batting average of .258 so far this year. The Nationals hold a team slugging percentage of .416 and they are scoring 4.40 runs per game (18th in MLB). They have been rung up on 1,043 occasions (27th in MLB) and have recorded 1,086 base hits.
The Washington pitching staff have conceded 615 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.56 (554 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 187 dingers and they allow 5.06 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball). The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.313 with a FIP of 4.70 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.64 (1,057 strikeouts vs 400 walks). They come in at 15th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,037.
Washington bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.1% out of their 157 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 130 times in high leverage situations and also on 107 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 125 save situations, the Nationals have amassed 70 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. They are ranked 24th in MLB with a save percentage of 54.7%, and they have dispatched 432 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign. Washington has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 53 save opportunities and they have come away with 29 saves.
The Washington Nationals have turned 92 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (27th in baseball). The Nationals have racked up 1,081 assists, 79 errors and have accounted for 3,285 putouts on the campaign. In their 9,852 innings on the field, the Nationals have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (10th in MLB).
So far in his MLB career, Gray has surrendered 802 hits while earning 815 K's in 804 innings pitched. He has conceded 404 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.335 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.00 and he has gone up against 3,443 hitters so far in his career. Gray (52-47 record in his career) has a 4.52 earned run average while giving up 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (+145) and under 8 runs
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