Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 7/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Monday, July 26, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+125) Philadelphia (-156)
Citizens Bank Park is the site where Spencer Howard and the Philadelphia Phillies (48-49, 3rd in NL East) will take on the Washington Nationals (45-52, 4th in NL East) on Monday. The Phillies open this contest at -156 while the Nationals are coming in at +125. The total opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Paolo Espino and Spencer Howard.
As a team, the Washington Nationals are earning 4.3 runs per outing, which has them at 16th in MLB. They are sitting with 421 runs scored and have an OBP of .328. The Nationals have accounted for 153 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 112 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 404 RBI's and 819 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is .257. Washington has a slugging percentage of .417 and have been rung up 801 times, while taking a walk on 296 occasions.
Nationals pitchers have yielded 129 home runs and 446 total runs (18th in the league). They have walked 307 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.46 as a team over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.66 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Nationals have an ERA of 4.32 for the year (17th in MLB), and they have rung up 817 batters.
The Nationals bullpen have compiled a save rate of 62.9% and has come into the game in 83 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 122 runners on the campaign and 39.3% of them crossed home plate. Nationals bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 81 times and also have had 86 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have dispatched 327 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The bullpen have racked up 47 holds on the year (16th in the league). They have recorded 22 saves so far this year and have blown 13 of 35 save opportunities.
The Nationals have converted 70.3% of balls in play into outs in their 7,497 innings, which has them sitting 9th in professional baseball. The Washington Nationals have a tally of 2,499 putouts on the year, as well as 819 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them ranked 21st in MLB, and have earned 692 double plays.
Espino has taken the mound for 81 frames and is sitting with 61 punch outs thus far in his career. Espino (2-2 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.79 and he has faced 342 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.00 (36 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.185. He has conceded 75 base hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) with 21 free passes.
The Philadelphia Phillies have accumulated an on-base percentage of .318 in addition to a batting average of .240 this year. They have been rung up on 894 occasions (10th in the league) and are sitting with 769 base knocks. Philadelphia has compiled 109 long balls on the year to go along with 416 RBIs. The Phillies have a team SLG% of .398 and they score 4.51 runs per game (13th in baseball). They have put up 156 doubles, while taking a walk 344 times and scoring 437 runs.
The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.316 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.27 as a pitching staff so far this year. They are currently ranked 21st in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 814. The Philadelphia pitching staff have conceded 461 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.47 (421 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.95 (889 strikeouts against 301 walks). They have given up 129 dingers and they concede 4.90 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB).
With 90 save situations, the Phillies have tallied 41 holds and also 23 blown saves. Philadelphia has called on relievers to enter the contest in 45 save opportunities and they have earned 22 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 105 times in high leverage situations and also on 86 occasions with base runners. Philadelphia relievers have an inherited score percentage of 44.1% of 127 inherited base runners. They rank 28th in baseball with a save rate of 48.9%, and they have dispatched 305 relievers to the hill for the year.
In their 7,623 innings played, the Phillies have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.1% (25th in professional baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 86 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in professional baseball). The Phillies have racked up 866 assists, 57 errors and have a tally of 2,541 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his career, Howard has conceded 49 hits while he has earned 52 K's in 49 innings. Howard (1-4 career record) holds a 5.51 earned run average while allowing 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 30 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.551 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.93 and he has faced 225 opposing batters thus far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-156) and under 9 runs
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