Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 4/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+122) Los Angeles (-132)
Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers (6-2, 1st in NL West) play the Washington Nationals (1-3, 4th in NL East) at Dodger Stadium on Sunday. The Nationals open this matchup at +122 while the Dodgers are coming in at -132. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw.
Washington owns a slugging percentage of .350 and have been called out on strikes 35 times, while being walked on 12 occasions. They have accounted for 12 RBI's in addition to 29 base knocks for the year, and their average at the plate sits at .248. The Nationals have hit 6 doubles as a team and have smacked 2 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 12 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .326. As a unit, the Washington Nationals are notching 3.0 runs per outing, which puts them at 27th in baseball.
The Nationals have an ERA of 4.06 so far this year (18th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 35 hitters. They have walked 11 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.49 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.18 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.10. Nationals pitchers have allowed 6 home runs and 15 total runs (30th in baseball).
The Nationals relievers have inherited 3 runners on the campaign and none of those runners crossed home plate. Nationals bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 2 times as well as having 4 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have sent 13 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
Scherzer has taken the hill for 2,363 frames and has tallied 2,793 K's so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.22 (845 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.100. He has given up 1,958 hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 641 free passes. Scherzer (175-93 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.15 while he has faced 9,596 batters in the major leagues.
The Dodgers have a team slugging percentage of .474 and they earn 5.62 runs per game (7th in MLB). They have 19 two-baggers, while taking a walk 42 times and scoring 45 runs. Los Angeles has accumulated 8 home runs over the course of the season as well as 43 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 69 instances (15th in baseball) and have tallied 84 base hits. The Los Angeles Dodgers have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .392 in addition to a team batting average of .295 for the season.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 29 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.42 (27 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 8 home runs and they give up 3.67 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league). The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.069 in addition to having a FIP of 3.61 as a pitching staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.27 (72 strikeouts against 22 walks). They are currently ranked 14th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 54.
Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 13.0% out of 8 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 10 times in high leverage situations and also on 7 occasions with runners on. With 11 save situations, the Dodgers have 6 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They are currently ranked 16th in baseball holding a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 21 relievers onto the field on the campaign. Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 5 save chances and they have recorded 3 saves.
During his career, Kershaw has given up 1,770 base knocks while tallying 2,536 punch outs in 2,345 innings. He has given up 637 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.004 and a FIP of 2.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.33 and he has faced 9,232 batters so far in his career. Kershaw (176-77 career win-loss mark) holds a 2.44 ERA and has surrendered 6.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-132)
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