Washington Nationals vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 6/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+150) Tampa Bay (-192)
Tropicana Field is the site where Tyler Glasnow and the Tampa Bay Rays (38-23, 1st in AL East) will play the Washington Nationals (24-32, 5th in NL East) on Tuesday. The line on this game has the Nationals coming in at +150 and the Rays are at -192. The total is set at 7. The starting pitchers will be Jon Lester and Tyler Glasnow.
Washington has a slugging percentage of .385 and have struck out 473 times, while being walked on 166 occasions. They have accounted for 206 runs batted in as well as 458 base knocks this year, while their average at the plate sits at .247. The Nationals have hit 80 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 55 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 215 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .317. As a squad, the Washington Nationals are knocking in 3.8 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 25th in baseball.
The Nationals have an ERA of 4.15 over the course of the season (15th in MLB), and they have rung up 487 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.59 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.25. Nationals pitchers have surrendered 74 home runs in addition to 246 runs (15th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 188 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.42 as a unit so far this year.
The Nationals relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 62.5% and has entered the game in 42 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 60 base runners on the season and 31.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Nationals relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 40 times as well as having 42 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have sent 189 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The bullpen have a total of 25 holds for the year (23rd in MLB). They have compiled 10 saves so far this year and have blown 6 of 16 chances to get a save.
The Nationals have converted 71.2% of balls in play into outs in their 4,332 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 8th in baseball. The Washington Nationals have 1,444 putouts for the season, as well as 476 assists and 31 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which ranks 9th in baseball, and have accumulated 409 double plays.
Lester (193-113 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.70 while facing 11,008 opposing batters in the majors. He has conceded 2,489 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 849 walks. His ERA is 3.61 (1,057 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.267. Lester has pitched in 2,633 innings and has accounted for 2,422 punch outs in his career.
The Tampa Bay Rays are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .315 as well as a team batting average of .229 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 646 occasions (1st in MLB) and have 476 hits. Tampa Bay has accounted for 73 long balls for the season as well as 287 runs batted in. The Rays hold a team SLG% of .392 and they score 4.95 runs per outing (5th in baseball). They have hit 109 two-baggers, while getting a free base 236 times and racking up 302 runs.
The Rays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.122 in addition to having a FIP of 3.70 as a pitching staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.34 (568 strikeouts against 170 walks). They come in at 13th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 452. They have yielded 67 dingers and they concede 3.69 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have conceded 227 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.31 (204 earned runs surrendered).
Tampa Bay relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.5% of 59 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 75 times in high leverage situations and also on 47 occasions with runners on base. With 64 save situations, the Rays have accrued 38 holds and 8 blown saves. They are ranked 7th in MLB with a save rate of 69.2%, and they have sent 186 relievers onto the field so far this season. Tampa Bay has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 26 save opportunities and they have earned 18 saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 53 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .990 (1st in MLB). The Rays have accrued 554 assists, 22 errors and are sitting with 1,664 putouts on the season. In 4,992 innings on the diamond, the Rays have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.9% (4th in baseball).
In his career, Glasnow has conceded 321 hits and he has 489 K's in 392 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 178 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.255 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. His K/BB ratio is 2.86 and he has gone up against 1,644 hitters thus far in his career. Glasnow (19-20 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.09 earned run average and has conceded 7.4 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-192) and under 7 runs
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