Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 7/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-185) Baltimore (+140)
Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals (45-50, 4th in NL East) are headed to Oriole Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Baltimore Orioles (31-64, 5th in AL East). The Orioles open this game at +140 while the Nationals are coming in at -185. The over/under is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Max Scherzer and Spenser Watkins.
As a team, the Washington Nationals are recording 4.4 runs per outing, which has them at 15th in baseball. They are sitting with 417 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .331. The Nationals have compiled 150 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 110 balls out of the park. They have compiled 400 runs batted in in addition to 809 hits on the season, while their average at the plate is .259. Washington is slugging .419 and have been called out on strikes 782 times, while drawing a walk on 293 occasions.
The Nationals have a team ERA of 4.30 for the season (17th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 807 batters. They have walked 304 opposing players and their FIP is 4.44 as a team on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.65 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.29. Nationals pitchers have surrendered 125 long balls in addition to 435 runs (18th in MLB).
The Nationals relievers have recorded a save percentage of 62.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 83 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 120 runners on the season with 38.3% of those players crossed home plate. Nationals bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 79 times and also have had 86 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have dispatched 322 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relievers have notched 47 holds for the season (16th in the league). They have accumulated 22 saves for the season and have missed out on 13 out of their 35 save opportunities.
The Washington Nationals have earned a total of 2,451 putouts on the year, in addition to 801 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which is 22nd in the majors, and have 679 double plays. The Nationals have turned 70.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 7,353 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 10th in pro baseball.
Scherzer has taken the ball for 2,462 innings and has totaled 2,926 strikeouts in his career. Scherzer (182-97 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.15 while going up against 9,978 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.19 (874 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.091. He has surrendered 2,021 base hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 666 free passes.
The Orioles hold a team SLG% of .390 and they are recording 4.13 runs per game (23rd in MLB). They have 158 doubles, while walking 270 times and scoring 392 runs. Baltimore has a total of 104 HRs for the year and 380 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 849 occasions (15th in baseball) and have earned a total of 753 hits. The Baltimore Orioles have an on-base percentage of .302 in addition to a batting average of .237 this season.
The Baltimore pitching staff have given up 530 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 5.54 (505 earned runs allowed). They have relinquished 140 dingers and they surrender 5.82 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Orioles have a WHIP of 1.474 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.81 as a pitching staff for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.36 (792 strikeouts vs 335 walks). They rank 29th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 874.
Baltimore bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 37.3% out of their 193 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 99 times in high leverage situations and on 124 occasions with runners on. With 70 save situations, the Orioles have tallied 39 holds and also 15 blown saves. They sit at 26th in the league holding a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 321 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. Baltimore has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 30 save chances and they have converted 15 saves.
Out of their 7,383 innings on the field, the Orioles are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 67.4% (28th in MLB). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 59 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in the majors). The Orioles have accrued 771 assists, 47 errors and have accounted for 2,461 putouts during this campaign.
Watkins (2-0 record in his career) is the owner of a 1.65 earned run average while surrendering 6.1 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.63 and he has faced 65 batters thus far in his career. He has allowed a total of 3 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.163 and having a FIP of 4.0. During his pro baseball career, Watkins has given up 11 base knocks while he has earned 13 K's in 16 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (-185)
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