Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 9/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+153) Cincinnati (-185)
Great American Ball Park is the venue where Vladimir Gutierrez and the Cincinnati Reds (78-75, 3rd in NL Central) will take on the Washington Nationals (64-89, 5th in NL East) on Saturday. The Reds open this contest at -185 while the Nationals are priced at +153. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Erick Fedde and Vladimir Gutierrez.
Washington has a slugging % of .420 and have been called out on strikes 1,212 times, while being walked on 519 occasions. They have accrued 649 RBI's and 1,308 base knocks on the campaign, while their batting average is at .259. The Nationals have hit 251 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 173 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 685 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .336. As a unit, the Washington Nationals are scoring 4.5 runs per outing, which puts them at 15th in baseball.
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Nationals pitchers have surrendered 231 home runs and also 761 total runs (23rd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 493 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.81 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.56 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.34. The Nationals hold a team ERA of 4.72 on the year (22nd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,263 hitters.
The Nationals bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 50.7% and stepped onto the hill in 160 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 196 runners so far this year and 38.8% of those runners ended up scoring. Nationals bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 133 times in addition to having 163 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have sent 524 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relievers have earned 91 holds over the course of the season (5th in the league). They have tallied 34 saves this season and have blown 33 of their 67 save opportunities.
The Nationals have converted 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of 11,763 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 13th in pro baseball. The Washington Nationals have a tally of 3,922 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,276 assists and 90 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which ranks 23rd in the majors, and have a total of 1,097 double plays.
Fedde (15-20 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.19 while he has faced 1,406 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 340 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 129 walks. His earned run average is 5.10 (182 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.461. Fedde has taken the mound for 321 frames and has tallied 255 K's during his pro baseball career.
Cincinnati has a total of 204 home runs on the campaign to go along with 701 runs batted in. They have put up 272 doubles, while getting a free base 515 times and putting up 731 runs. The Cincinnati Reds have recorded an on-base percentage of .327 in addition to a team batting average of .248 on the year. The Reds have a slugging percentage of .426 and they are earning 4.81 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,347 occasions (12th in the league) and have 1,259 base hits.
The Reds have a WHIP of 1.345 with a FIP of 4.31 as a staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.50 (1,428 strikeouts vs 572 walks). They are sitting at 15th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,238. They have conceded 192 long balls and they relinquish 4.73 runs per 9 innings (17th in baseball). The Cincinnati pitching staff have conceded 708 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.35 (651 earned runs allowed).
Cincinnati has had relief pitchers take the mound in 66 save opportunities and they have earned 41 saves. They are ranked 14th in MLB with a save percentage of 62.1%, and they have dispatched 536 relievers onto the diamond for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 178 times in high leverage situations and also on 151 occasions with runners on. Cincinnati relievers hold an inherited score rate of 38.5% out of 226 inherited runners. With 139 save situations, the Reds have 71 holds and also 25 blown saves.
The Cincinnati Reds have turned 116 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in professional baseball). The Reds have accrued 1,334 assists, 86 errors and have notched a total of 4,039 putouts on the season. In their 12,117 innings played, the Reds have a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (22nd in MLB).
In his career, Gutierrez has conceded 110 hits while he has tallied 85 strikeouts in 111 innings. Gutierrez (9-6 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.53 earned run average while allowing 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 56 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.365 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.02 and he has gone up against 480 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-185) and under 8.5 runs
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