Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 8/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+100) Washington (-125)
Nationals Park is the site where Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals (55-74, 4th in NL East) will play the Philadelphia Phillies (66-64, 2nd in NL East) on Tuesday. The Nationals open this contest at -125 while the Phillies are priced at +100. The over/under opens at 9. The starting pitchers are Matt Moore and Patrick Corbin.
The Phillies have accumulated 210 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 154 baseballs out of the stadium. Philadelphia has a slugging rate of .405 and have been called out on strikes 1,142 times, while taking a walk on 456 occasions. As a squad, the Philadelphia Phillies are earning 4.5 runs per game, which is 15th in MLB. They have amassed 559 runs batted in in addition to 1,025 hits so far this year, and their average at the plate is .239. They have tallied 586 runs scored and have an OBP of .317.
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Phillies pitchers have surrendered 166 home runs and 603 total runs (16th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 402 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.20 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.93 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.30. The Phillies have an ERA of 4.39 this season (20th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,178 hitters.
The Phillies relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 52.6% and has come into the game in 114 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 171 runners this year and 43.9% of those players earned a run for their team. Phillies bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 114 times and also have had 130 appearances in high leverage situations. The Phillies have dispatched 407 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have accumulated 51 holds for the year (27th in baseball). They have earned 30 saves over the course of the season and have blown 27 of 57 save chances.
The Phillies have turned 68.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,248 innings on the field, which has them ranked 24th in MLB. The Philadelphia Phillies have earned 3,416 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,160 assists and 78 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 21st in the majors, and they have turned 851 double plays.
Moore (56-60 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.42 and he has gone up against 4,188 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 955 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 399 walks. His earned run average is 4.62 (492 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.411. Moore has taken the ball for 959 frames and has earned 863 K's in his pro baseball career.
The Nationals hold a team SLG% of .415 and they average 4.40 runs per game (18th in the league). They have put up 203 two-baggers, while getting a free base 416 times and putting up 567 runs. Washington has 146 long balls on the campaign to go along with 537 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,052 occasions (27th in the league) and are sitting with 1,089 base knocks. The Washington Nationals have tallied an on-base percentage of .332 as well as a team batting average of .257 so far this year.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.317 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.71 as a unit on the year. They are sitting at 15th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,048. The Washington pitching staff have relinquished 624 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.59 (562 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.64 (1,065 strikeouts vs 404 walks). They have surrendered 189 long balls and they give up 5.10 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league).
Washington bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.5% of 158 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 130 times in high leverage situations and also on 108 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 125 save situations, the Nationals have compiled 70 holds and 24 blown saves. They are ranked 24th in the league with a save percentage of 54.7%, and they have dispatched 435 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. Washington has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 53 save chances and they have come away with 29 saves.
In their 9,924 innings on the diamond, the Nationals have a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (12th in professional baseball). The Washington Nationals have turned 93 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (27th in the majors). The Nationals have 1,089 assists, 79 errors and have accounted for 3,309 putouts on the season.
Corbin (79-81 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.07 earned run average while giving up 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.25 and he has gone up against 5,718 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has given up 610 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.295 and a FIP of 3.8. In his pro baseball career, Corbin has surrendered 1,346 base hits while accumulating 1,305 strikeouts in 1,349 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+100)
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