Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 6/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-125) Philadelphia (+100)
Zack Wheeler and the Philadelphia Phillies (26-29, 2nd in NL East) host the Washington Nationals (23-29, 5th in NL East) at Citizens Bank Park on Friday. The line on this matchup has the Nationals coming in at -125 and the Phillies are at +100. The O/U opens at 6.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Max Scherzer and Zack Wheeler.
Washington owns a slugging percentage of .391 and have been called out on strikes 437 times, while taking a walk on 151 occasions. They have 197 runs batted in and 434 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate is .252. The Nationals have compiled 73 doubles as a squad and have hit 53 balls out of the park. They have earned 204 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .320. As a team, the Washington Nationals are notching 3.9 runs per game, which is 22nd in baseball.
The Nationals hold a team earned run average of 4.16 for the year (17th in the league), and their staff has struck out 451 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 178 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.46 as a team this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.53 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.26. Nationals pitchers have given up 70 home runs and also 223 runs in total (11th in baseball).
The Nationals have sent 175 relievers to the hill for the year. The relievers have inherited 54 runners this season and 31.5% of them crossed the plate. They have earned 9 saves this year and have blown 5 of their 14 save opportunities. The Nationals bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 64.3% and stepped onto the hill in 38 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 23 holds this season (23rd in the league). Nationals relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 36 times in addition to having 40 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Nationals have turned 71.3% of balls in play into outs in their 4,035 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 8th in MLB. The Washington Nationals have notched a total of 1,345 putouts so far this season, as well as 451 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which ranks 8th in MLB, and have 380 double plays.
Scherzer has pitched in 2,426 frames and is sitting with 2,879 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.19 (859 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.092. He has given up 1,996 base knocks (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 655 walks. Scherzer (179-97 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.14 while facing 9,833 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Philadelphia Phillies have tallied an OBP of .312 as well as a batting average of .237 on the season. They have been rung up on 555 occasions (3rd in MLB) and have tallied 431 hits. Philadelphia has hit 59 long balls on the campaign as well as 218 runs batted in. The Phillies hold a team slugging percentage of .387 and they are recording 4.13 runs per outing (19th in baseball). They have tallied 80 doubles, while taking a walk 181 times and scoring 227 runs.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have given up 246 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.31 (230 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 70 home runs and they relinquish 4.61 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.290 with a FIP of 4.12 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.05 (506 strikeouts vs 166 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 21st in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 453.
Philadelphia relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 43.2% of 74 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 72 times in high leverage situations and also on 48 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 49 save situations, the Phillies have tallied 24 holds and 11 blown saves. They are currently ranked 25th in baseball with a save rate of 54.2%, and they have dispatched 169 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. Philadelphia has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 24 save chances and they have tallied 13 saves.
The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 50 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (12th in baseball). The Phillies have racked up 484 assists, 31 errors and have a total of 1,440 putouts this year. Out of their 4,320 innings on the field, the Phillies have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.3% (25th in the majors).
Wheeler (52-42 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.60 earned run average and has surrendered 8.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.88 and he has faced 3,761 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up 358 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.254 and having a FIP of 3.6. In his MLB career, Wheeler has conceded 821 base hits while he has earned 871 K's in 895 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+100) and under 6.5 runs
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