Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 6/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-132) Miami (+105)
Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals (34-36, 4th in NL East) are headed to Marlins Park on Thursday where they'll take on the Miami Marlins (31-41, 5th in NL East). The Nationals open this contest at -132 while the Marlins are priced at +105. The over/under opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Jon Lester and Cody Poteet.
The Nationals have tallied 100 doubles as a squad and have hit 71 balls out of the stadium. Washington has a slugging percentage of .391 and have struck out 589 times, while taking a walk on 206 occasions. As a team, the Washington Nationals are putting up 3.8 runs per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. They have earned 254 RBI's as well as 564 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average is .248. They are sitting with 263 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .318.
The Nationals hold a team ERA of 3.70 for the season (11th in the league), and their staff has rung up 604 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 224 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.25 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.70 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.20. Nationals pitchers have surrendered 86 home runs in addition to 274 runs (6th in baseball).
Nationals relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 53 times and also have had 62 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 35 holds this season (14th in baseball). The Nationals bullpen have earned a save percentage of 68.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 61 save situations. They have compiled 17 saves so far this season and have blown 8 of their 25 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 80 base runners this year with 26.3% of them ended up scoring. The Nationals have sent 232 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The Nationals have turned 72.1% of balls in play into outs out of 5,412 innings on the field, which ranks them 3rd in professional baseball. The Washington Nationals have accumulated 1,804 putouts for the season, in addition to 588 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which is 7th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 514 double plays.
Lester has thrown 2,648 innings and has accounted for 2,432 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Lester (194-113 career mark) has a FIP of 3.71 and he has gone up against 11,075 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.61 (1,062 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.269. He has given up 2,506 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 854 free passes.
The Marlins hold a team slugging % of .369 and they score 3.92 runs per contest (27th in MLB). They have 101 doubles, while getting a free base 214 times and putting up 282 runs. Miami is sitting with 68 long balls on the season as well as 267 RBIs. They have been rung up on 695 instances (6th in the league) and have 554 base hits. The Miami Marlins have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .301 and a batting average of .232 for the season.
The Marlins have a WHIP of 1.164 with a FIP of 3.52 as a staff so far this season. They sit at 7th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 532. The Miami pitching staff have conceded 265 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.38 (237 earned runs allowed). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.97 (602 strikeouts vs 203 walks). They have conceded 55 HR's and they give up 3.78 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
Sitting with 62 save situations, the Marlins have compiled 33 holds and also 16 blown saves. Miami has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 29 save opportunities and they have walked away with 13 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 82 times in high leverage situations and on 48 occasions with base runners. Miami relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.2% out of their 69 inherited base runners. They rank 29th in the league with a save rate of 44.8%, and they have sent 256 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign.
The Miami Marlins have turned 67 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (24th in pro baseball). The Marlins have accrued 648 assists, 46 errors and have 1,895 putouts for the season. In 5,685 innings played, the Marlins have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (12th in professional baseball).
During his MLB career, Poteet has conceded 19 hits while accumulating 26 K's in 27 innings. He has allowed 12 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.120 and a FIP of 4.9. His K/BB ratio is 2.17 and he has faced 113 hitters during his pro baseball career. Poteet (2-2 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.90 ERA and has given up 6.2 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Miami (+105) and under 7.5 runs
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