Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 4/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+240) Los Angeles (-400)
Dodger Stadium is the site where Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers (5-2, 1st in NL West) will play the Washington Nationals (1-2, 3rd in NL East) on Saturday. The Nationals open this contest at +240 while the Dodgers are coming in at -400. The over/under is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Austin Voth and Julio Urias.
As a team, the Washington Nationals are scoring 4.0 runs/g, which ranks them 16th in MLB. They have earned a total of 12 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .347. The Nationals have recorded 5 doubles as a squad and have hit 2 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 12 RBI's and 21 base knocks so far this year, while their average at the plate is at .250. Washington is slugging .381 and have been called out on strikes 25 times, while taking a walk on 11 occasions.
The Nationals are sitting with a team ERA of 5.09 for the season (23rd in MLB), and the staff has rung up 29 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.22 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.22. Nationals pitchers have conceded 5 home runs and 14 runs in total (30th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 9 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.70 as a team on the campaign.
The Nationals have sent 10 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 3 runners on the campaign. Nationals relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 2 times in addition to having 4 appearances in high leverage situations.
Voth (5-7 career record) has a FIP of 5.28 while he has gone up against 454 hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 102 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 37 walks. His ERA is 5.11 (60 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.315. Voth has pitched in 105 innings and has racked up 99 strikeouts during his career.
Los Angeles has 7 home runs so far this season to go along with 42 runs batted in. They have hit 18 doubles, while walking 40 times as well as notching 44 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have recorded an OBP of .409 and a team batting average of .310 for the year. The Dodgers hold a team SLG% of .492 and they score 6.29 runs per outing (5th in the league). They have been rung up on 63 occasions (14th in MLB) and are sitting with 80 base hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 29 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.91 (27 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 8 dingers and they allow 4.20 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league). The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.079 with a FIP of 4.01 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.95 (62 strikeouts vs 21 free passes). They are sitting at 21st in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 46.
Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 4 save chances and they have earned 2 saves. They are currently ranked 18th in MLB holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 18 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Their relievers have come in 7 times in high leverage situations and also on 7 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score rate of 13.0% out of 8 inherited base runners. With 8 save situations, the Dodgers have 4 holds and also 2 blown saves.
So far in his career, Urias has allowed 212 hits while earning 238 punch outs in 246 innings. He has allowed a total of 86 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.232 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 and he has gone up against 1,026 hitters thus far in his career. Urias (13-7 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.15 earned run average while allowing 7.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+240)
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