Washington Nationals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 8/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+140) Milwaukee (-185)
Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals (52-68, 4th in NL East) are headed to American Family Field on Friday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Brewers (74-47, 1st in NL Central). The Nationals open this contest at +140 while the Brewers are coming in at -185. The total opens at 8. The pitchers expected to start will be Patrick Corbin and Brett Anderson.
Washington has a slugging percentage of .417 and have been called out on strikes 971 times, while drawing a walk on 380 occasions. They have 506 RBI's as well as 1,013 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average sits at .258. The Nationals have accumulated 191 two-baggers as a team and have hit 136 balls out of the park. They have 532 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .332. As a team, the Washington Nationals are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which is 17th in baseball.
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The Nationals have an earned run average of 4.59 on the year (22nd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 979 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.31. Nationals pitchers have allowed 175 home runs and also 580 total runs (19th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 373 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.71 as a team on the campaign.
The Nationals relievers have recorded a save percentage of 55.1% and has come into the game in 115 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 148 runners for the year with 39.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. Nationals pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 100 times in addition to having 115 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have dispatched 402 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The bullpen have a total of 64 holds over the course of the season (12th in baseball). They have earned 27 saves this year and have blown 22 of 49 chances to get a save.
The Nationals have turned 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs in their 9,237 innings on the field, which ranks them 9th in the majors. The Washington Nationals are sitting with 3,079 putouts thus far, as well as 1,022 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which is 26th in MLB, and have earned 861 double plays.
Corbin (78-80 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.82 and he has faced 5,681 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 1,339 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 400 walks. His ERA is 4.05 (603 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.298. Corbin has taken the hill for 1,340 innings and has 1,295 K's in his career.
The Brewers hold a slugging % of .401 and they tally 4.65 runs per contest (11th in baseball). They have put up 188 two-baggers, while taking a walk 440 times and scoring 563 runs. Milwaukee has recorded 151 long balls for the year to go along with 534 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,122 instances (7th in the league) and have tallied 941 base knocks. The Milwaukee Brewers have recorded an on-base percentage of .319 as well as a batting average of .234 so far this year.
The Brewers hold a team WHIP of 1.169 and have a FIP of 3.62 as a unit on the year. They have a ranking of 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 852. The Milwaukee pitching staff have given up 446 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.31 (396 earned runs conceded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.98 (1,211 strikeouts vs 406 free passes). They have given up 116 long balls and they allow 3.73 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball).
Milwaukee bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 34.3% out of 102 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 154 times in high leverage situations and on 77 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 121 save situations, the Brewers have compiled 64 holds and 22 blown saves. They are ranked 16th in MLB holding a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 399 relievers onto the field on the campaign. Milwaukee has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 55 save opportunities and they have converted 33 saves.
In 9,684 innings played, the Brewers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (5th in pro baseball). The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 73 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in MLB). The Brewers have accrued 1,004 assists, 76 errors and have accounted for 3,228 putouts this year.
Anderson (67-71 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.06 ERA and has given up 9.6 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.57 and he has gone up against 4,746 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 506 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.330 and having a FIP of 4.0. In his MLB career, Anderson has conceded 1,195 hits while accumulating 762 punch outs in 1,121 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+140)
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