Tampa Bay Rays vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 6/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Washington Nationals
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-141) Washington (+110)
Rich Hill and the Tampa Bay Rays (47-32, 2nd in AL East) are headed to Nationals Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Washington Nationals (37-38, 2nd in NL East). The moneyline on this game has the Rays priced at -141 and the Nationals are at +110. The over/under has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Rich Hill and Joe Ross.
Tampa Bay has a slugging rate of .391 and have been called out on strikes 821 times, while being walked on 310 occasions. They have earned 366 runs batted in as well as 618 base knocks so far this season, and their batting average is .229. The Rays have accounted for 134 doubles as a squad and have knocked 95 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 388 runs while holding a team OBP of .316. As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are recording 4.9 runs/g, which has them sitting at 6th in MLB.
Rays pitchers have conceded 85 long balls and also 303 total runs (8th in the league). They have walked 219 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.61 as a team for the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.43 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.12. The Rays hold a team ERA of 3.38 on the campaign (5th in the league), and their staff has struck out 752 hitters.
The Rays bullpen have a save percentage of 67.6% and has entered the game in 86 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 75 base runners on the year and 28.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. Rays relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 64 times as well as having 108 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rays have dispatched 254 relievers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen have a total of 50 holds on the campaign (4th in the league). They have recorded 23 saves for the year and have blown 11 out of their 34 save chances.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a tally of 2,157 putouts for the season, as well as 722 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which is 2nd in the majors, and have earned 505 double plays. The Rays have converted 71.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,471 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 5th in professional baseball.
Hill has taken the ball for 1,052 frames and has totaled 1,113 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.77 (441 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.212. He has given up 857 hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has 419 walks. Hill (73-46 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.95 and he has faced 4,400 batters during his time in the majors.
The Washington Nationals have tallied a team on-base percentage of .320 and a team batting average of .248 so far this season. They have struck out on 643 occasions (23rd in baseball) and have earned 604 base hits. Washington has 78 home runs so far this year and 282 runs batted in. The Nationals have a slugging percentage of .393 and they score 3.89 runs per game (26th in baseball). They have recorded 108 doubles, while getting a free base 230 times and notching 292 runs.
The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.219 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.28 as a team on the year. They are sitting at 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 543. The Washington pitching staff have conceded 304 runs this year while holding an ERA of 3.86 (276 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.65 (642 strikeouts vs 242 bases on balls). They have given up 93 HR's and they allow 4.25 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB).
Washington bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.6% out of their 87 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 66 times in high leverage situations and also on 57 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 66 save situations, the Nationals have accumulated 38 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. They are currently ranked 8th in baseball with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 250 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. Washington has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 27 save chances and they have recorded 18 saves.
In 5,799 innings played, the Nationals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.8% (3rd in the majors). The Washington Nationals have turned 55 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (10th in professional baseball). The Nationals have accrued 641 assists, 40 errors and have a tally of 1,933 putouts this season.
Ross (25-26 career win-loss record) has a 4.26 ERA and has conceded 9.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.76 and he has gone up against 1,761 hitters in his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 194 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.338 and having a FIP of 4.2. In his career, Ross has surrendered 415 base hits while he has earned 367 K's in 409 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-141)
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