Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 6/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-105) Philadelphia (-116)
Vince Velasquez and the Philadelphia Phillies (34-35, 2nd in NL East) play the Washington Nationals (33-36, 4th in NL East) at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday. The Phillies open this matchup at -116 while the Nationals are coming in at -105. The total opens at 9. The pitchers expected to start will be Erick Fedde and Vince Velasquez.
The Nationals have accrued 98 two-baggers as a team and have hit 71 baseballs out of the park. Washington has a slugging % of .392 and have been rung up 579 times, while taking a walk on 204 occasions. As a team, the Washington Nationals are compiling 3.8 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 28th in baseball. They have 251 runs batted in in addition to 555 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is at .248. They have earned 260 runs and hold an OBP of .318.
Nationals pitchers have allowed 84 home runs in addition to 272 total runs (6th in MLB). They have walked 220 opposing players and their FIP is 4.25 as a unit on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.69 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.20. The Nationals are sitting with a team ERA of 3.72 for the season (10th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 591 batters.
Nationals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 53 times in addition to having 61 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 33 holds this season (17th in MLB). The Nationals relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 66.7% and has come into the game in 58 save situations. They have compiled 16 saves this year and have blown 8 of their 24 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 80 runners on the year with 26.3% of those players crossed home plate. The Nationals have dispatched 229 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Washington Nationals have earned a total of 1,777 putouts on the year, in addition to 580 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .985 which puts them in 6th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 508 double plays. The Nationals have turned 72.1% of balls in play into outs out of 5,331 innings, which has them ranked 3rd in the majors.
Fedde (12-15 record in his career) has a FIP of 5.19 and he has faced 1,059 hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 245 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 107 walks. His ERA is 4.73 (129 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.435. Fedde has taken the mound for 245 innings and has racked up 179 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
Philadelphia has tallied 73 home runs this year as well as 284 runs batted in. They have recorded 108 doubles, while walking 219 times as well as scoring 295 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies are sitting with an OBP of .312 as well as a team batting average of .241 this season. The Phillies hold a team slugging % of .391 and they have an average of 4.28 runs per game (17th in baseball). They have been rung up on 668 occasions (10th in the league) and have 554 base knocks.
The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.275 in addition to having a FIP of 4.18 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.02 (635 strikeouts vs 210 bases on balls). They come in at 16th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 560. They have conceded 89 HR's and they allow 4.56 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Philadelphia pitching staff have conceded 306 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 4.20 (282 earned runs given up).
Sitting with 61 save situations, the Phillies have amassed 30 holds and 14 blown saves. Philadelphia has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 29 save opportunities and they have recorded 15 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 82 times in high leverage situations and also on 59 occasions with runners on base. Philadelphia relievers have an inherited score percentage of 39.8% out of 88 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 26th in MLB holding a save percentage of 51.7%, and they have dispatched 212 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 67 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (17th in pro baseball). The Phillies have 614 assists, 41 errors and have accounted for 1,812 putouts so far this season. In 5,436 innings played, the Phillies hold a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (22nd in the majors).
Velasquez (30-37 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.70 earned run average while surrendering 8.7 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.70 and he has faced 2,627 batters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded 318 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.380 and a FIP of 4.4. During his pro baseball career, Velasquez has allowed 591 base hits and he has 674 strikeouts in 609 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-116)
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