Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees Prediction, 5/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+166) New York (-180)
Yankee Stadium is the venue where Jameson Taillon and the New York Yankees (16-14, 2nd in AL East) will take on the Washington Nationals (12-14, 4th in NL East) on Friday. The Nationals open this matchup at +166 while the Yankees are priced at -180. The total is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Patrick Corbin and Jameson Taillon.
Washington has a slugging % of .381 and have struck out 216 times, while taking a walk on 70 occasions. They have accumulated 89 RBI's as well as 208 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average is at .248. The Nationals have accrued 35 doubles as a team and have knocked 25 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 91 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .316. As a team, the Washington Nationals are putting up 3.5 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 28th in MLB.
The Nationals are sitting with a team ERA of 4.10 on the campaign (17th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 212 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.28 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.22. Nationals pitchers have allowed 40 home runs and 112 total runs (8th in the league). They have walked 93 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.95 as a team on the campaign.
The Nationals relief pitchers have a save rate of 75.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 11 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 19 base runners over the course of the season and 36.8% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Nationals relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 11 times as well as having 17 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have sent 85 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have racked up 7 holds for the season (29th in baseball). They have earned 3 saves for the season and have blown 1 of their 4 chances to get a save.
The Nationals have converted 74.0% of balls in play into outs out of 2,016 innings, ranking them 1st in MLB. The Washington Nationals have notched a total of 672 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 223 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding rate is at .984 which has them sitting 18th in the majors, and have accumulated 188 double plays.
Corbin has pitched in 1,236 innings and has racked up 1,213 punch outs in his MLB career. Corbin (73-71 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.72 while going up against 5,237 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.92 (539 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.292. He has surrendered 1,225 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) with 373 free passes.
The New York Yankees have earned an on-base percentage of .322 and a batting average of .226 on the campaign. They have struck out on 259 occasions (19th in the league) and have recorded 221 base knocks. New York has hit 39 long balls so far this season to go along with 115 runs batted in. The Yankees hold a slugging % of .383 and they score 4.10 runs per contest (20th in the league). They have recorded 37 two-baggers, while taking a walk 134 times as well as recording 123 runs.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.051 in addition to having a FIP of 3.17 as a team so far this year. They rank 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 206. The New York pitching staff have given up 102 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.02 (90 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 4.20 (319 strikeouts against 76 bases on balls). They have yielded 30 homers and they concede 3.42 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball).
New York bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 14.3% of 28 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 36 times in high leverage situations and on 21 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 21 save situations, the Yankees have accumulated 12 holds. They sit at 1st in MLB with a save rate of 100.0%, and they have sent 92 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. New York has called on relievers to take the mound in 9 save chances and they have come away with 9 saves.
The New York Yankees have turned 20 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in baseball). The Yankees have accrued 240 assists, 15 errors and have accounted for 806 putouts this season. In 2,418 innings on the field, the Yankees have earned a efficiency on defense of 71.2% (10th in pro baseball).
During his career, Taillon has allowed 487 base hits while earning 448 strikeouts in 488 frames. He has surrendered 203 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.247 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.67 and he has gone up against 2,043 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Taillon (30-26 career mark) has a 3.74 ERA while allowing 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+166)
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