Toronto Blue Jays vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 8/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Washington Nationals
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-167) Washington (+130)
Nationals Park is the venue where Erick Fedde and the Washington Nationals (50-68, 5th in NL East) will play the Toronto Blue Jays (63-54, 4th in AL East) on Tuesday. The Nationals open this matchup at +130 while the Blue Jays are priced at -167. The total has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Alek Manoah and Erick Fedde.
As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are knocking in 5.2 runs per game, which is 3rd in the league. They have accounted for 604 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .328. The Blue Jays have earned 206 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 178 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 580 runs batted in as well as 1,044 hits for the year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .265. Toronto has a slugging rate of .458 and have been called out on strikes 914 times, while drawing a walk on 348 occasions.
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The Blue Jays are sitting with a team ERA of 3.88 so far this season (12th in the league), and they have rung up 1,047 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 359 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.21 as a unit on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.92 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.25. Blue Jays pitchers have allowed 148 home runs and also 477 runs (9th in the league).
The Blue Jays have sent 394 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 188 base runners over the course of the season with 27.7% of those runners ended up scoring. They have earned 20 saves this season and have not converted 13 of 33 save chances. The Blue Jays relievers have recorded a save rate of 60.6% and stepped onto the hill in 82 save situations. The relievers have tallied 46 holds this year (27th in baseball). Blue Jays relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 129 times and also have had 111 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Toronto Blue Jays have earned 3,025 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,007 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .983 which is 21st in pro baseball, and have 777 double plays. The Blue Jays have converted 69.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,075 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 10th in the majors.
Manoah has taken the mound for 59 innings and has earned 71 punch outs in his career. His earned run average is 2.59 (17 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.017. He has conceded 39 hits (5.9 hits per nine innings) and has 21 free passes. Manoah (5-1 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.86 and he has gone up against 242 batters in the major leagues.
The Washington Nationals have an on-base percentage of .330 as well as a batting average of .257 for the year. They have been rung up on 961 instances (26th in MLB) and have notched a total of 992 hits. Washington has compiled 131 home runs this year to go along with 487 runs batted in. The Nationals have a team slugging % of .413 and they are earning 4.34 runs per game (19th in baseball). They have recorded 187 doubles, while taking a walk 372 times and putting up 512 runs.
The Washington pitching staff have yielded 569 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.58 (513 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 170 dingers and they allow 5.08 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB). The Nationals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.310 and have a FIP of 4.68 as a unit this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.65 (966 strikeouts vs 364 walks). They are currently ranked 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 957.
With 111 save situations, the Nationals have accumulated 62 holds and also 21 blown saves. Washington has called on relievers to take the mound in 47 save chances and they have earned 26 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 113 times in high leverage situations and on 98 occasions with runners on base. Washington bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 38.5% out of 143 inherited runners. They rank 25th in MLB holding a save rate of 55.3%, and they have sent 394 relievers to the mound this season.
In 9,075 innings on the diamond, the Nationals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (8th in pro baseball). The Washington Nationals have twisted 83 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in the majors). The Nationals have accrued 1,000 assists, 73 errors and have 3,025 putouts so far this year.
Fedde (12-19 career record) holds a 5.11 earned run average while giving up 9.5 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.73 and he has faced 1,249 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 162 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.482 and having a FIP of 5.2. In his MLB career, Fedde has given up 300 base hits while accumulating 213 strikeouts in 285 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (+130) and under 9 runs
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