Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 4/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+210) Los Angeles (-333)
Dodger Stadium is the venue where Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers (5-2, 1st in NL West) will take on the Washington Nationals (1-2, 3rd in NL East) on Friday. The Nationals open this matchup at +210 while the Dodgers are priced at -333. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Joe Ross and Walker Buehler.
As a squad, the Washington Nationals are putting up 4.0 runs per outing, which ranks them 17th in the league. They have tallied 12 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .347. The Nationals have accumulated 5 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 2 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 12 RBI's and 21 hits for the season, and their batting average is .250. Washington is slugging .381 and have struck out 25 times, while being walked on 11 occasions.
The Nationals hold a team earned run average of 5.09 on the season (24th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 29 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.22 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.22. Nationals pitchers have allowed 5 home runs and also 14 total runs (30th in MLB). They have walked 9 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.72 as a team for the season.
The Nationals have dispatched 10 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 3 runners so far this season. Nationals relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on in 2 contests and also 4 outings with high leverage.
Ross has taken the mound for 335 innings and has totaled 294 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Ross (21-19 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.13 and he has gone up against 1,447 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.29 (160 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.366. He has given up 351 base hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) with 107 walks.
The Dodgers hold a team slugging percentage of .492 and they have an average of 6.29 runs per contest (4th in baseball). They have notched 18 two-baggers, while taking a walk 40 times as well as scoring 44 runs. Los Angeles has a total of 7 HRs this season as well as 42 RBIs. They have struck out on 63 occasions (10th in MLB) and have recorded 80 hits. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned a team on-base percentage of .409 as well as a batting average of .310 so far this year.
The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.079 and have a FIP of 4.03 as a unit this year. They are sitting at 15th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 46. The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 29 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.91 (27 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.95 (62 strikeouts against 21 bases on balls). They have yielded 8 long balls and they surrender 4.20 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB).
Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 8 save situations and they have converted 2 saves. They sit at 18th in MLB with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 18 relief pitchers onto the field this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound in 7 games with high leverage in addition to 7 outings with runners on. Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 13.0% out of their 8 inherited base runners. With 4 save chances, the Dodgers have earned 4 holds and 2 blown saves.
In his MLB career, Buehler has surrendered 287 hits while tallying 424 K's in 371 innings. Buehler (24-9 career record) has a 3.15 ERA while surrendering 6.9 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 130 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.022 and having a FIP of 3.2. His K/BB ratio is 4.56 and he has faced 1,491 batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-333)
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