Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 7/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, July 23, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+100) Baltimore (-125)
Oriole Park is the site where Jorge Lopez and the Baltimore Orioles (31-64, 5th in AL East) will take on the Washington Nationals (45-50, 4th in NL East) on Friday. The Nationals open this game at +100 while the Orioles are coming in at -125. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Patrick Corbin and Jorge Lopez.
As a team, the Washington Nationals are putting up 4.4 runs per outing, which puts them at 14th in baseball. They have earned a total of 416 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .331. The Nationals have tallied 149 two-baggers as a team and have hit 110 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 399 runs batted in and 803 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate sits at .260. Washington has a slugging rate of .422 and have been rung up 777 times, while taking a walk on 290 occasions.
Nationals pitchers have allowed 125 home runs and also 432 total runs (19th in the league). They have walked 302 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.47 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.66 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.29. The Nationals have compiled a team ERA of 4.34 for the year (17th in the league), and their staff has rung up 802 batters.
Nationals relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 79 times in addition to having 83 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 46 holds on the year (14th in MLB). The Nationals relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 62.9% and stepped onto the hill in 83 save situations. They have accumulated 22 saves this season and have missed out on 13 of their 35 save chances. The relievers have inherited 120 base runners so far this year and 38.3% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Nationals have dispatched 319 relievers to the mound this year.
The Nationals have transformed 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 7,263 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 10th in professional baseball. The Washington Nationals have notched a total of 2,421 putouts thus far, as well as 788 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which is 21st in pro baseball, and have 671 double plays.
Corbin has taken the hill for 1,312 frames and has racked up 1,271 K's so far in his MLB career. Corbin (78-76 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.76 while he has gone up against 5,559 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.98 (580 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.297. He has given up 1,308 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) with 394 walks.
Baltimore has accounted for 102 home runs for the season and 376 runs batted in. They have hit 155 doubles, while getting a free base 269 times and putting up 388 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have recorded a team OBP of .302 in addition to a batting average of .236 for the year. The Orioles have a SLG% of .389 and they average 4.13 runs per contest (24th in the league). They have struck out on 842 occasions (15th in the league) and have accounted for 744 base hits.
The Baltimore pitching staff have allowed 525 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 5.55 (500 earned runs surrendered). They have yielded 138 home runs and they allow 5.82 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Orioles have a WHIP of 1.474 in addition to having a FIP of 4.82 as a staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.35 (779 strikeouts vs 331 bases on balls). They sit at 29th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 865.
Baltimore relievers have an inherited score percentage of 37.5% out of their 192 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 96 times in high leverage situations and also on 123 occasions with runners on base. With 66 save situations, the Orioles have 36 holds and 14 blown saves. They are currently ranked 26th in baseball with a save percentage of 51.7%, and they have sent 317 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Baltimore has had relief pitchers enter the game in 29 save opportunities and they have walked away with 15 saves.
In their 7,305 innings played, the Orioles are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.4% (28th in baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 59 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in professional baseball). The Orioles have recorded 767 assists, 45 errors and have 2,435 putouts over the course of the season.
Lopez (11-29 career record) has earned a 6.03 earned run average while allowing 10.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.23 and he has faced 1,418 hitters in his career. He has conceded 213 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.539 and a FIP of 5.0. During his career, Lopez has surrendered 368 hits while he has accumulated 270 K's in 317 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baltimore (-125) and under 9.5 runs
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