Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 9/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+145) Cincinnati (-196)
Paolo Espino and the Washington Nationals (63-89, 5th in NL East) are headed to Great American Ball Park on Friday where they'll meet the Cincinnati Reds (78-74, 3rd in NL Central). The Nationals open this game at +145 while the Reds are coming in at -196. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Paolo Espino and Sonny Gray.
As a unit, the Washington Nationals are scoring 4.5 runs per game, which puts them at 15th in baseball. They have racked up 685 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .336. The Nationals have accounted for 251 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 173 balls out of the park. They have tallied 649 RBI's in addition to 1,308 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate comes in at .259. Washington owns a slugging percentage of .420 and have been rung up 1,212 times, while drawing a walk on 519 occasions.
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Nationals pitchers have surrendered 231 home runs and also 761 runs in total (23rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 493 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.81 as a squad this season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.56 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.34. The Nationals are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.72 so far this year (22nd in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,263 hitters.
The Nationals relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 50.7% and stepped onto the hill in 160 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 196 base runners on the campaign with 38.8% of those runners crossed home plate. Nationals relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 133 times as well as having 163 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have sent 524 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have earned 91 holds for the year (5th in the league). They have tallied 34 saves so far this season and have blown 33 of 67 save chances.
The Nationals have transformed 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 11,763 innings on the diamond, ranking them 13th in MLB. The Washington Nationals have accounted for 3,922 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,276 assists and 90 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which is 23rd in the majors, and have accumulated 1,097 double plays.
Espino has taken the ball for 132 innings and has earned 117 K's during his MLB career. Espino (5-5 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.66 and he has faced 561 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.34 (64 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.251. He has given up 130 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 36 walks.
Cincinnati has compiled 204 long balls so far this year to go along with 701 RBIs. They have 272 doubles, while walking 515 times and racking up 731 runs. The Cincinnati Reds have tallied an on-base percentage of .327 as well as a batting average of .248 this year. The Reds hold a team SLG% of .426 and they average 4.81 runs per game (9th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,347 occasions (12th in the league) and have tallied 1,259 base hits.
The Reds hold a team WHIP of 1.345 and have a FIP of 4.31 as a staff this year. They sit at 15th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,238. The Cincinnati pitching staff have yielded 708 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.35 (651 earned runs allowed). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.50 (1,428 strikeouts against 572 bases on balls). They have relinquished 192 dingers and they relinquish 4.73 runs per 9 innings (17th in MLB).
Cincinnati relievers have an inherited score rate of 38.5% of 226 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 178 times in high leverage situations and also on 151 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 139 save situations, the Reds have 71 holds and also 25 blown saves. They are ranked 14th in baseball with a save rate of 62.1%, and they have dispatched 536 relievers to the hill so far this year. Cincinnati has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 66 save chances and they have walked away with 41 saves.
Out of their 12,117 innings on the field, the Reds have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.0% (22nd in pro baseball). The Cincinnati Reds have turned 116 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in pro baseball). The Reds have accrued 1,334 assists, 86 errors and have a tally of 4,039 putouts over the course of the season.
During his career, Gray has given up 1,083 base knocks while he has earned 1,212 strikeouts in 1,258 frames. Gray (82-71 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.57 ERA while allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 499 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.216 and a FIP of 3.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.71 and he has faced 5,244 batters during his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-196) and under 8.5 runs
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