Washington Nationals vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 4/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-145) Toronto (+125)
TD Ballpark is the site where Trent Thornton and the Toronto Blue Jays (10-11, 3rd in AL East) will play the Washington Nationals (8-11, 5th in NL East) on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have the Nationals priced at -145 and the Blue Jays are at +125. The O/U is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Max Scherzer and Trent Thornton.
Washington is slugging .356 and have been called out on strikes 159 times, while drawing a walk on 51 occasions. They have recorded 60 RBI's in addition to 148 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is at .242. The Nationals have tallied 26 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 14 balls out of the park. They have tallied 62 runs while having a team OBP of .308. As a squad, the Washington Nationals are putting up 3.3 runs per contest, which is 29th in the league.
The Nationals have an ERA of 4.42 on the season (21st in baseball), and their staff has rung up 163 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.40 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.29. Nationals pitchers have allowed 29 home runs and 86 runs in total (10th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 68 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.90 as a team on the year.
The Nationals relief pitchers have a save percentage of 75.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 11 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 16 base runners so far this year with 37.5% of those runners earned a run for their team. Nationals bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 9 times and also have had 13 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have sent 65 relievers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have racked up 7 holds on the year (24th in MLB). They have compiled 3 saves so far this year and have blown 1 out of their 4 chances to get a save.
The Nationals have transformed 72.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,449 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 5th in pro baseball. The Washington Nationals have earned a total of 483 putouts thus far, as well as 142 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which has them sitting 6th in the majors, and have earned 137 double plays.
Scherzer (176-94 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.14 while he has faced 9,665 batters in the majors. He has given up 1,967 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 645 walks. His earned run average is 3.20 (846 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.096. Scherzer has taken the ball for 2,382 innings and is sitting with 2,817 K's so far in his career.
The Toronto Blue Jays are sitting with an OBP of .297 and a batting average of .225 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 186 occasions (20th in the league) and have earned 156 hits. Toronto has compiled 24 home runs this season as well as 77 RBIs. The Blue Jays have a team SLG% of .363 and they score 3.95 runs per game (20th in baseball). They have hit 21 doubles, while walking 62 times as well as earning 83 runs.
The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 72 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.05 (61 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 22 dingers and they allow 3.60 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB). The Blue Jays have a WHIP of 1.182 with a FIP of 3.84 as a unit for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.93 (176 strikeouts against 60 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 8th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 153.
With 21 save situations, the Blue Jays have tallied 12 holds and also 1 blown save. Toronto has had relievers enter the contest in 7 save opportunities and they have come away with 6 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 32 times in high leverage situations and also on 26 occasions with base runners. Toronto relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.3% out of 33 inherited runners. They are ranked 4th in the league holding a save percentage of 85.7%, and they have dispatched 74 relievers to the mound on the year.
In their 1,626 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.7% (9th in professional baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have twisted 22 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (24th in the majors). The Blue Jays have recorded 200 assists, 15 errors and have 542 putouts for the season.
In his career, Thornton has allowed 179 base hits while he has earned 161 punch outs in 169 innings. He has conceded 92 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.450 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.40 and he has gone up against 748 opposing hitters during his career. Thornton (6-9 career mark) has earned a 4.88 earned run average while conceding 9.5 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (+125) and under 8.5 runs
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