Washington Nationals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 8/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+185) Milwaukee (-250)
Paolo Espino and the Washington Nationals (52-68, 4th in NL East) travel to American Family Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Milwaukee Brewers (74-48, 1st in NL Central). The Nationals open this game at +185 while the Brewers are priced at -250. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Paolo Espino and Eric Lauer.
The Nationals have earned 191 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 136 balls out of the stadium. Washington has a slugging rate of .417 and have been rung up 971 times, while drawing a walk on 380 occasions. As a team, the Washington Nationals are knocking in 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. They have compiled 506 RBI's as well as 1,013 hits so far this season, and their batting average is .258. They have earned a total of 532 runs and have an OBP of .332.
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Nationals pitchers have conceded 175 home runs and also 580 runs in total (19th in MLB). They have walked 373 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.71 as a team on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 2.62 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.31. The Nationals hold a team ERA of 4.59 so far this season (22nd in the league), and the staff has rung up 979 batters.
Nationals relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 100 times and also have had 115 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have tallied 64 holds over the course of the season (13th in baseball). The Nationals relievers have a save percentage of 55.1% and has come into the game in 115 save situations. They have compiled 27 saves on the year and have missed out on 22 of their 49 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 148 runners this year with 39.2% of those runners crossed the plate. The Nationals have dispatched 402 relievers to the mound this season.
The Nationals have converted 70.0% of balls in play into outs out of 9,237 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 10th in baseball. The Washington Nationals have a tally of 3,079 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,022 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .982 which puts them in 26th in professional baseball, and have a total of 861 double plays.
Espino has pitched in 101 innings and has accumulated 79 punch outs during his MLB career. Espino (3-4 career record) sits with a FIP of 5.20 while he has gone up against 433 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.62 (52 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.263. He has conceded 102 base hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 26 free passes.
The Brewers have a SLG% of .400 and they are recording 4.65 runs per contest (11th in MLB). They have notched 191 two-baggers, while walking 443 times and scoring 567 runs. Milwaukee has accounted for 151 long balls so far this season as well as 538 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,126 occasions (6th in the league) and have 947 hits. The Milwaukee Brewers have accumulated an OBP of .318 in addition to a team batting average of .234 this season.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have relinquished 454 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.35 (404 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 118 homers and they surrender 3.77 runs per 9 innings (3rd in MLB). The Brewers have a WHIP of 1.174 in addition to having a FIP of 3.65 as a staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.97 (1,219 strikeouts against 411 free passes). They rank 2nd in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 862.
Milwaukee bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 33.3% out of their 105 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 154 times in high leverage situations and on 78 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 121 save situations, the Brewers have accumulated 64 holds and also 22 blown saves. They are currently ranked 18th in baseball with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 402 relievers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Milwaukee has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 55 save opportunities and they have earned 33 saves.
In 9,756 innings played, the Brewers have a efficiency on defense of 70.8% (5th in MLB). The Milwaukee Brewers have twisted 73 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in professional baseball). The Brewers have 1,008 assists, 77 errors and have notched a total of 3,252 putouts on the campaign.
Lauer (18-23 mark in his career) has a 4.47 earned run average and has given up 9.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.45 and he has gone up against 1,525 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 172 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.436 and having a FIP of 4.4. So far in his pro baseball career, Lauer has conceded 365 base hits while he has totaled 323 strikeouts in 346 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+185)
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