Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 8/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-105) Miami (-125)
Jesus Luzardo and the Miami Marlins (51-74, 5th in NL East) host the Washington Nationals (53-70, 4th in NL East) at Marlins Park on Tuesday. The Marlins open this contest at -125 while the Nationals are priced at -105. The over/under is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Erick Fedde and Jesus Luzardo.
As a team, the Washington Nationals are notching 4.4 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 17th in baseball. They have accumulated 545 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .333. The Nationals have compiled 196 doubles as a squad and have hit 138 balls out of the park. They have amassed 517 runs batted in and 1,041 hits for the season, and their batting average comes in at .258. Washington is slugging .417 and have struck out 998 times, while taking a walk on 398 occasions.
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The Nationals hold a team earned run average of 4.61 on the year (22nd in MLB), and they have struck out 1,003 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.59 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.32. Nationals pitchers have surrendered 180 home runs in addition to 597 total runs (19th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 388 batters and their FIP is 4.74 as a team this season.
The Nationals have sent 414 relievers to the hill on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 152 base runners on the year and 39.5% of them ended up scoring. They have accumulated 28 saves on the year and have blown 22 of their 50 save opportunities. The Nationals bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 56.0% and has come into the game in 118 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 66 holds on the campaign (10th in the league). Nationals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 103 times and also have had 118 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Nationals have converted 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 9,462 innings, which has them sitting at 12th in the majors. The Washington Nationals have a tally of 3,154 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,044 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding rate is at .982 which ranks 27th in baseball, and they have twisted 884 double plays.
Fedde has pitched in 290 innings and has earned 217 punch outs thus far in his career. His ERA is 5.11 (165 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.485. He has surrendered 305 base knocks (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 126 free passes. Fedde (13-19 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 5.21 and he has faced 1,272 batters in the majors.
The Miami Marlins have earned a team OBP of .303 and a batting average of .236 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 1,201 occasions (3rd in MLB) and have notched a total of 981 base hits. Miami has 123 HRs this season to go along with 475 runs batted in. The Marlins hold a slugging % of .377 and they are earning 3.99 runs per outing (26th in MLB). They have hit 183 two-baggers, while getting a free base 358 times and notching 499 runs.
The Miami pitching staff have surrendered 534 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.96 (480 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 123 HR's and they give up 4.40 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league). The Marlins have a team WHIP of 1.270 and have a FIP of 4.01 as a staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.57 (1,061 strikeouts vs 413 free passes). They rank 11th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 974.
Miami bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 38.1% out of their 139 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 133 times in high leverage situations and on 90 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 106 save situations, the Marlins have earned 60 holds and 23 blown saves. They are ranked 29th in MLB holding a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 459 relievers to the hill for the year. Miami has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 46 save opportunities and they have earned 23 saves.
The Miami Marlins have turned 111 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (28th in baseball). The Marlins have recorded 1,108 assists, 84 errors and have a tally of 3,276 putouts on the campaign. In 9,828 innings on the diamond, the Marlins hold a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (16th in baseball).
Luzardo (7-8 win-loss mark in his career) has a 5.47 earned run average while allowing 9.2 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.54 and he has faced 556 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 77 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.437 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.9. So far in his career, Luzardo has conceded 130 base hits and he has 132 strikeouts in 126 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami (-125)
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