Toronto Blue Jays vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 8/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Washington Nationals
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-175) Washington (+140)
Jose Berrios and the Toronto Blue Jays (63-54, 4th in AL East) are headed to Nationals Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Washington Nationals (50-68, 5th in NL East). The line on this game has the Blue Jays priced at -175 and the Nationals are at +140. The O/U has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Jose Berrios and Jon Gray.
Toronto has a slugging % of .458 and have struck out 914 times, while being walked on 348 occasions. They have accrued 580 RBI's in addition to 1,044 hits this year, and their batting average is at .265. The Blue Jays have accounted for 206 doubles as a unit and have knocked 178 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 604 runs scored and hold an OBP of .328. As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are recording 5.2 runs per outing, which is 4th in MLB.
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The Blue Jays have an earned run average of 3.88 for the year (12th in the league), and they have rung up 1,047 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.92 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.25. Blue Jays pitchers have surrendered 148 home runs and 477 runs in total (8th in MLB). They have walked 359 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.21 as a team so far this year.
The Blue Jays have dispatched 394 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 188 base runners this season and 27.7% of them ended up scoring. They have recorded 20 saves so far this year and have blown 13 out of their 33 chances to save the game. The Blue Jays relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 60.6% and has entered the game in 82 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 46 holds for the year (27th in the league). Blue Jays pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 129 times in addition to having 111 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Toronto Blue Jays have 3,025 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,007 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which puts them in 21st in MLB, and have 777 double plays. The Blue Jays have converted 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,075 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 11th in the majors.
Berrios has thrown 797 innings and is sitting with 795 strikeouts during his MLB career. Berrios (56-44 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.00 while facing 3,370 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.07 (361 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.236. He has given up 728 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 258 walks.
The Washington Nationals have recorded an on-base percentage of .330 in addition to a team batting average of .257 so far this season. They have struck out on 961 instances (26th in MLB) and have earned 992 hits. Washington has 131 long balls this season as well as 487 RBIs. The Nationals have a team slugging percentage of .413 and they tally 4.34 runs per outing (19th in baseball). They have put up 187 doubles, while walking 372 times as well as scoring 512 runs.
The Washington pitching staff have conceded 569 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.58 (513 earned runs allowed). They have conceded 170 HR's and they concede 5.08 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Nationals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.310 with a FIP of 4.68 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.65 (966 strikeouts vs 364 free passes). They are currently ranked 16th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 957.
Washington has had relief pitchers enter the game in 47 save opportunities and they have walked away with 26 saves. They are ranked 25th in the league holding a save percentage of 55.3%, and they have sent 394 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 113 times in high leverage situations in addition to 98 occasions with runners on. Washington relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 38.5% out of their 143 inherited runners. Sitting with 111 save situations, the Nationals have accumulated 62 holds and 21 blown saves.
In their 9,075 innings on the field, the Nationals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.0% (9th in the majors). The Washington Nationals have twisted 83 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in pro baseball). The Nationals have recorded 1,000 assists, 73 errors and have earned 3,025 putouts this season.
In his career, Gray has given up 796 hits while he has accumulated 807 strikeouts in 799 innings pitched. He has allowed 399 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.332 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.00 and he has gone up against 3,418 hitters in his MLB career. Gray (52-46 mark in his career) has a 4.49 ERA while allowing 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (+140) and under 9 runs
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