Washington Nationals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 8/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+175) Milwaukee (-233)
Adrian Houser and the Milwaukee Brewers (74-49, 1st in NL Central) play the Washington Nationals (53-68, 4th in NL East) at American Family Field on Sunday. The Brewers open this matchup at -233 while the Nationals are priced at +175. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Erick Fedde and Adrian Houser.
The Nationals have hit 192 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 136 baseballs out of the park. Washington has a slugging % of .416 and have been rung up 977 times, while drawing a walk on 388 occasions. As a unit, the Washington Nationals are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 17th in baseball. They have amassed 510 RBI's and 1,021 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average sits at .258. They have a total of 536 runs and have an OBP of .332.
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Nationals pitchers have given up 176 home runs in addition to 581 total runs (19th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 375 batters and their FIP sits at 4.70 as a squad so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.63 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.31. The Nationals are sitting with a team ERA of 4.56 this year (21st in the league), and their staff has struck out 987 batters.
Nationals relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 101 times as well as having 116 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 66 holds this season (10th in the league). The Nationals bullpen have a save rate of 56.0% and has entered the game in 118 save situations. They have 28 saves so far this year and have missed out on 22 of 50 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 149 base runners so far this year with 38.9% of those players earned a run for their team. The Nationals have dispatched 405 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Washington Nationals have earned a total of 3,106 putouts this season, as well as 1,034 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which is 26th in MLB, and they have twisted 869 double plays. The Nationals have transformed 70.2% of balls in play into outs in their 9,318 innings, which ranks them 9th in the majors.
Fedde has thrown 290 innings and has accumulated 217 K's during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 5.11 (165 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.485. He has surrendered 305 base hits (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 126 walks. Fedde (13-19 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.21 while he has faced 1,272 batters in the majors.
The Brewers hold a team slugging % of .399 and they score 4.62 runs per game (11th in the league). They have 192 two-baggers, while walking 445 times and scoring 568 runs. Milwaukee has compiled 152 long balls on the year as well as 539 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,134 occasions (6th in the league) and have recorded 950 hits. The Milwaukee Brewers have an on-base percentage of .317 and a batting average of .233 for the year.
The Brewers have a WHIP of 1.179 and have a FIP of 3.65 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.92 (1,225 strikeouts vs 419 free passes). They come in at 2nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 870. They have surrendered 118 homers and they allow 3.77 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Milwaukee pitching staff have surrendered 458 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.36 (408 earned runs conceded).
Milwaukee has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 55 save opportunities and they have earned 33 saves. They are currently ranked 18th in MLB with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 405 relievers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 154 times in high leverage situations and on 79 occasions with runners on base. Milwaukee relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 33.6% out of 107 inherited base runners. Sitting with 121 save situations, the Brewers have compiled 64 holds and 22 blown saves.
Out of their 9,837 innings played, the Brewers have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.8% (5th in pro baseball). The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 74 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in the majors). The Brewers have accrued 1,026 assists, 77 errors and have a tally of 3,279 putouts on the campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Houser has surrendered 268 base hits while tallying 249 strikeouts in 287 frames. He has given up 125 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.334 and a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.17 and he has faced 1,216 opposing batters thus far in his career. Houser (14-18 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.92 ERA and has surrendered 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+175)
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