Washington Nationals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 5/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Luke Weaver and the Arizona Diamondbacks (17-21, 4th in NL West) play the Washington Nationals (14-19, 5th in NL East) at Chase Field on Saturday.
The Nationals have hit 45 doubles as a unit and have knocked 33 baseballs out of the stadium. Washington has a slugging percentage of .381 and have been rung up 283 times, while drawing a walk on 93 occasions. As a squad, the Washington Nationals are putting up 3.6 runs per contest, which ranks them 28th in the league. They have compiled 114 RBI's as well as 266 hits so far this year, and their team batting average is .245. They have earned 118 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .313.
The Nationals have a team earned run average of 3.90 for the season (15th in the league), and their staff has rung up 280 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.26 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.23. Nationals pitchers have given up 47 home runs in addition to 138 total runs (8th in the league). They have walked 124 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.71 as a unit over the course of the season.
Nationals pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 20 times as well as having 28 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 11 holds for the year (27th in the league). The Nationals relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 17 save situations. They have compiled 3 saves over the course of the season and have blown 3 of 6 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 32 runners on the season with 28.1% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Nationals have sent 110 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Nationals have transformed 73.8% of balls in play into outs in their 2,595 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 1st in MLB. The Washington Nationals have earned 865 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 289 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which is 10th in MLB, and have a total of 239 double plays.
Ross has taken the mound for 367 innings and has totaled 322 strikeouts during his career. Ross (23-21 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.26 while facing 1,580 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.29 (175 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.360. He has conceded 378 base hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) with 121 walks.
The Diamondbacks hold a slugging percentage of .405 and they average 4.76 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have notched 62 two-baggers, while walking 141 times as well as putting up 181 runs. Arizona has a total of 44 long balls so far this year and 167 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 336 occasions (12th in MLB) and have a total of 309 base hits. The Arizona Diamondbacks are sitting with an on-base percentage of .319 as well as a batting average of .238 so far this season.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.355 with a FIP of 4.35 as a team for the season. They are sitting at 27th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 330. The Arizona pitching staff have relinquished 190 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.58 (169 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.59 (311 strikeouts against 120 free passes). They have given up 49 home runs and they concede 5.15 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball).
Arizona relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.6% out of their 38 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 34 times in high leverage situations and on 32 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 30 save situations, the Diamondbacks have compiled 17 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. They rank 30th in MLB holding a save rate of 38.5%, and they have dispatched 130 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Arizona has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 13 save opportunities and they have tallied 5 saves.
In 2,994 innings played, the Diamondbacks hold a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (23rd in MLB). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 22 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (19th in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have recorded 339 assists, 24 errors and have earned a total of 998 putouts for the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Weaver has conceded 407 hits while he has accumulated 397 punch outs in 385 innings pitched. Weaver (22-32 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.74 earned run average while giving up 9.5 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 203 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.383 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.15 and he has faced 1,676 hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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