Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 8/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+105) Washington (-132)
Chase Anderson and the Philadelphia Phillies (53-53, 2nd in NL East) are headed to Nationals Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Washington Nationals (49-57, 4th in NL East). The Phillies open this contest at +105 while the Nationals are coming in at -132. The over/under is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Chase Anderson and Paolo Espino.
The Phillies have tallied 172 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 120 baseballs out of the stadium. Philadelphia has a slugging % of .402 and have been called out on strikes 951 times, while being walked on 374 occasions. As a squad, the Philadelphia Phillies are recording 4.6 runs per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. They have amassed 457 runs batted in as well as 839 hits this year, while their batting average comes in at .242. They have racked up 478 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .320.
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The Phillies are sitting with a team ERA of 4.49 this year (18th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 949 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.90 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.32. Phillies pitchers have allowed 135 home runs and also 498 total runs (19th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 327 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.23 as a team on the campaign.
The Phillies relievers have a save percentage of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 91 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 130 runners on the campaign and 44.6% of those runners crossed home plate. Phillies bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 90 times and also have had 108 appearances in high leverage situations. The Phillies have dispatched 330 relievers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have notched 41 holds over the course of the season (28th in the league). They have recorded 23 saves this year and have blown 23 of 46 save chances.
The Philadelphia Phillies have earned a total of 2,743 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 938 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 21st in baseball, and have 681 double plays. The Phillies have transformed 68.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,229 innings on the field, which ranks them 25th in pro baseball.
Anderson has taken the ball for 934 innings and is sitting with 793 K's during his pro baseball career. Anderson (56-46 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.63 while he has faced 3,931 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.19 (435 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.287. He has surrendered 893 base hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 310 walks.
Washington has hit 121 home runs for the year to go along with 439 RBIs. They have recorded 166 doubles, while walking 328 times as well as recording 460 runs. The Washington Nationals have recorded a team OBP of .332 as well as a team batting average of .259 so far this year. The Nationals have a SLG% of .420 and they score 4.38 runs per contest (17th in MLB). They have struck out on 852 occasions (26th in the league) and have 892 hits.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.290 and have a FIP of 4.54 as a staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.65 (880 strikeouts against 332 walks). They come in at 14th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 829. They have allowed 145 home runs and they concede 4.87 runs per 9 innings (18th in MLB). The Washington pitching staff have surrendered 487 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.39 (439 earned runs surrendered).
Washington relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.6% of 132 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 103 times in high leverage situations in addition to 90 occasions with runners on. With 103 save situations, the Nationals have amassed 58 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. They are ranked 21st in the league holding a save rate of 58.1%, and they have dispatched 353 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the season. Washington has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 43 save chances and they have earned 25 saves.
In their 8,100 innings on the diamond, the Nationals hold a efficiency on defense of 70.3% (9th in MLB). The Washington Nationals have turned 75 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (24th in professional baseball). The Nationals have 880 assists, 63 errors and are sitting with 2,700 putouts so far this season.
Espino (3-2 mark in his career) holds a 3.94 ERA and has surrendered 8.3 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.17 and he has gone up against 382 batters during his MLB career. He has surrendered 40 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.172 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. In his MLB career, Espino has conceded 84 base hits while earning 73 K's in 91 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (-132)
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