Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 6/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-116) Philadelphia (-105)
Zach Eflin and the Philadelphia Phillies (26-29, 3rd in NL East) host the Washington Nationals (23-30, 5th in NL East) at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday. The Phillies open this matchup at -105 while the Nationals are priced at -116. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Joe Ross and Zach Eflin.
Washington owns a slugging percentage of .387 and have struck out 447 times, while drawing a walk on 156 occasions. They have accrued 198 RBI's and 438 hits so far this season, while their batting average comes in at .250. The Nationals have tallied 74 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 53 baseballs out of the park. They have 205 runs scored and hold an OBP of .318. As a squad, the Washington Nationals are compiling 3.9 runs per game, which has them at 23rd in baseball.
The Nationals have an ERA of 4.18 on the campaign (17th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 460 hitters. They have walked 181 batters and their FIP sits at 4.45 as a unit for the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.54 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.26. Nationals pitchers have allowed 71 long balls and also 228 runs (12th in the league).
The Nationals bullpen have earned a save percentage of 64.3% and has entered the game in 38 save situations. The relievers have inherited 55 base runners so far this year with 30.9% of them ended up scoring. Nationals relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 37 times as well as having 40 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have sent 178 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have notched 23 holds for the season (24th in baseball). They have compiled 9 saves so far this season and have missed out on 5 of their 14 save opportunities.
The Nationals have turned 71.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,107 innings on the diamond, ranking them 7th in baseball. The Washington Nationals have accumulated 1,369 putouts on the year, in addition to 459 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which puts them in 10th in MLB, and they have turned 388 double plays.
Ross has pitched in 383 innings and has totaled 341 K's in his career. Ross (23-24 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.30 while he has gone up against 1,660 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.43 (189 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.371. He has surrendered 397 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 129 free passes.
The Phillies have a SLG% of .387 and they earn 4.13 runs per game (19th in baseball). They have 80 two-baggers, while walking 181 times and recording 227 runs. Philadelphia has accumulated 59 long balls so far this year as well as 218 RBIs. They have struck out on 555 occasions (5th in MLB) and have notched a total of 431 hits. The Philadelphia Phillies have an OBP of .312 and a batting average of .237 on the season.
The Phillies have a WHIP of 1.290 in addition to having a FIP of 4.11 as a unit for the year. They are sitting at 21st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 453. The Philadelphia pitching staff have conceded 246 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 4.31 (230 earned runs yielded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.05 (506 strikeouts against 166 walks). They have conceded 70 homers and they allow 4.61 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball).
Sitting with 49 save situations, the Phillies have recorded 24 holds and also 11 blown saves. Philadelphia has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 24 save chances and they have earned 13 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 72 times in high leverage situations and also on 48 occasions with base runners. Philadelphia bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 43.2% out of their 74 inherited runners. They are ranked 25th in baseball holding a save rate of 54.2%, and they have dispatched 169 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the season.
The Philadelphia Phillies have twisted 50 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (11th in pro baseball). The Phillies have accrued 484 assists, 31 errors and have a tally of 1,440 putouts for the year. In their 4,320 innings on the diamond, the Phillies are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 68.3% (25th in pro baseball).
During his MLB career, Eflin has surrendered 581 base hits while totaling 456 strikeouts in 546 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 277 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.315 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 3.33 and he has gone up against 2,328 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Eflin (31-38 career record) holds a 4.57 earned run average while surrendering 9.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (-116)
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