Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 7/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+115) Baltimore (-147)
Oriole Park is the venue where Matt Harvey and the Baltimore Orioles (31-64, 5th in AL East) will play the Washington Nationals (45-50, 4th in NL East) on Sunday. The Orioles open this contest at -147 while the Nationals are priced at +115. The total is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jon Lester and Matt Harvey.
As a unit, the Washington Nationals are knocking in 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. They have a total of 417 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .331. The Nationals have recorded 150 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 110 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 400 RBI's in addition to 809 base knocks this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .259. Washington is slugging .419 and have been called out on strikes 782 times, while taking a walk on 293 occasions.
Nationals pitchers have conceded 125 home runs and 435 runs in total (18th in the league). They have walked 304 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.44 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.65 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.29. The Nationals have an earned run average of 4.30 on the campaign (17th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 807 hitters.
The Nationals bullpen 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 over the course of the season with 38.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. Nationals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 79 times as well as having 86 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have dispatched 322 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relievers have earned 47 holds so far this year (16th in baseball). They have compiled 22 saves for the year and have blown 13 of their 35 save opportunities.
The Washington Nationals have accumulated 2,451 putouts on the year, as well as 801 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which has them sitting 22nd in pro baseball, and have a total of 679 double plays. The Nationals have converted 70.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of 7,353 innings, which ranks them 10th in professional baseball.
Lester (196-115 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.73 and he has gone up against 11,183 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 2,539 base knocks (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 865 walks. His ERA is 3.64 (1,079 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.275. Lester has taken the hill for 2,669 frames and has racked up 2,446 strikeouts in his career.
The Baltimore Orioles have earned a team on-base percentage of .302 in addition to a team batting average of .237 on the season. They have struck out on 849 instances (15th in the league) and are sitting with 753 base hits. Baltimore has recorded 104 home runs on the campaign as well as 380 RBIs. The Orioles have a team slugging percentage of .390 and they are scoring 4.13 runs per game (23rd in the league). They have hit 158 doubles, while walking 270 times as well as putting up 392 runs.
The Baltimore pitching staff have relinquished 530 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.54 (505 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 140 long balls and they give up 5.82 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.474 and have a FIP of 4.81 as a pitching staff so far this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.36 (792 strikeouts against 335 free passes). They rank 29th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 874.
Baltimore has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 30 save opportunities and they have converted 15 saves. They are ranked 26th in baseball with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 321 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 99 times in high leverage situations in addition to 124 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.3% out of 193 inherited base runners. Sitting with 70 save situations, the Orioles have tallied 39 holds in addition to 15 blown saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 59 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in MLB). The Orioles have recorded 771 assists, 47 errors and have accumulated 2,461 putouts for the season. In their 7,383 innings on the field, the Orioles have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 67.4% (28th in the majors).
So far in his pro baseball career, Harvey has allowed 920 hits while he has earned 835 strikeouts in 920 innings pitched. Harvey (48-62 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.41 earned run average and has given up 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 451 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.286 and a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.16 and he has gone up against 3,906 batters thus far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baltimore (-147) and under 9 runs
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