Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 9/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-141) Washington (+110)
Nationals Park is the venue where Paolo Espino and the Washington Nationals (55-74, 4th in NL East) will play the Philadelphia Phillies (66-64, 2nd in NL East) on Wednesday. The Nationals open this game at +110 while the Phillies are priced at -141. The total opens at 8. The starting pitchers are Aaron Nola and Paolo Espino.
Philadelphia is slugging .406 and have been called out on strikes 1,148 times, while drawing a walk on 461 occasions. They have compiled 566 RBI's and 1,035 base knocks on the year, while their batting average sits at .239. The Phillies have hit 210 doubles as a unit and have hit 156 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 593 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .317. As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are notching 4.5 runs per game, which ranks them 15th in MLB.
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Phillies pitchers have given up 167 long balls in addition to 607 runs (16th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 407 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.21 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.91 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.30. The Phillies have an earned run average of 4.39 over the course of the season (19th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,185 hitters.
The Phillies have dispatched 410 relievers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 173 base runners on the year with 43.4% of them earned a run for their team. They have earned 31 saves on the campaign and have blown 27 out of their 58 save opportunities. The Phillies relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 53.4% and has come into the game in 117 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 53 holds this season (26th in MLB). Phillies relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 115 times in addition to having 131 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Phillies have turned 68.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,329 innings on the diamond, ranking them 24th in pro baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have accounted for 3,443 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,168 assists and 78 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them ranked 21st in MLB, and they have twisted 857 double plays.
Nola (65-47 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.42 and he has gone up against 4,079 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 854 base hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 291 walks. His earned run average is 3.60 (396 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.155. Nola has thrown 991 innings and has accumulated 1,103 punch outs in his career.
Washington is sitting with 147 home runs for the year as well as 540 RBIs. They have put up 205 doubles, while taking a walk 421 times and scoring 571 runs. The Washington Nationals have compiled an on-base percentage of .332 and a team batting average of .257 on the campaign. The Nationals hold a team slugging % of .415 and they tally 4.39 runs per game (18th in the league). They have struck out on 1,059 occasions (27th in baseball) and have totaled 1,097 hits.
The Nationals have a team WHIP of 1.320 in addition to having a FIP of 4.72 as a squad on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.62 (1,071 strikeouts against 409 walks). They rank 16th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,058. They have surrendered 191 home runs and they allow 5.11 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Washington pitching staff have allowed 631 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.61 (569 earned runs surrendered).
Washington relievers have an inherited score rate of 40.5% of 158 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 130 times in high leverage situations in addition to 108 occasions with runners on base. With 125 save situations, the Nationals have earned 70 holds and also 24 blown saves. They rank 25th in the league with a save percentage of 54.7%, and they have dispatched 438 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the year. Washington has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 53 save chances and they have earned 29 saves.
In their 10,005 innings on the field, the Nationals have a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (12th in professional baseball). The Washington Nationals have turned 94 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (27th in professional baseball). The Nationals have recorded 1,097 assists, 80 errors and have notched a total of 3,336 putouts during this campaign.
During his career, Espino has given up 110 base knocks while he has accumulated 92 strikeouts in 110 frames. He has allowed 56 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.238 and a FIP of 5.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.41 and he has faced 470 hitters during his MLB career. Espino (4-4 career mark) has a 4.55 ERA while surrendering 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-141)
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