Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 4/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (-120) Washington (+100)
The Arizona Diamondbacks (3-6) are hitting the road to Nationals Park on Tuesday where they will take on the Washington Nationals (4-7). The odds on this game have Arizona at -120 while Washington is at +100. The over/under is 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Merrill Kelly and Joan Adon.
Arizona has a slugging percentage of .264 and have been called out on strikes 91 times, while drawing a walk on 46 occasions. They have 20 runs batted in and 42 hits on the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .152. The Diamondbacks have hit 10 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 7 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 21 runs scored and hold an OBP of .284. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are earning 2.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 29th in MLB.
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Diamondbacks pitchers have conceded 10 home runs and also 41 runs in total (18th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 42 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 5.06 as a squad on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.29 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.40. The Diamondbacks have an ERA of 3.83 this season (17th in the league), and the staff has struck out 54 batters.
The Diamondbacks have dispatched 39 relievers to the hill on the season. The relievers have inherited 13 runners for the year with 7.7% of those runners crossed the plate. They have recorded 1 save on the season and have blown 1 of their 2 save chances. The Diamondbacks bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 50.0% and has come into the game in 5 save situations. The bullpen have tallied 3 holds so far this season (19th in baseball). Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 10 times and also have had 14 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Diamondbacks have turned 72.3% of balls in play into outs out of 720 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 8th in baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks have amassed 240 putouts so far this season, in addition to 73 assists and 9 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .972 which ranks 30th in MLB, and have accumulated 9 double plays.
Kelly has thrown 382 innings and has tallied 330 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.17 (177 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.275. He has allowed 380 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 107 walks. Kelly (23-27 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.23 while facing 1,607 batters in the majors.
The Nationals have a team slugging % of .324 and they earn 4.00 runs per contest (20th in MLB). They have hit 13 two-baggers, while taking a walk 37 times and scoring 44 runs. Washington has recorded 7 long balls on the year to go along with 43 RBIs. They have been rung up on 88 instances (12th in baseball) and are sitting with 85 base knocks. The Washington Nationals have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .307 in addition to a batting average of .232 on the season.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.621 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.14 as a squad for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.88 (96 strikeouts vs 51 walks). They rank 30th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 103. They have allowed 9 HR's and they surrender 5.68 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league). The Washington pitching staff have allowed 60 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 5.49 (58 earned runs relinquished).
Washington bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 21.4% of 28 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 11 times in high leverage situations in addition to 14 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 7 save situations, the Nationals have compiled 4 holds in addition to 1 blown save. They are ranked 21st in the league with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 44 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year. Washington has called on relievers to take the mound in 3 save chances and they have come away with 2 saves.
The Washington Nationals have gotten 7 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (21st in professional baseball). The Nationals have 96 assists, 7 errors and have earned a total of 285 putouts over the course of the season. In 855 innings on the diamond, the Nationals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 63.7% (29th in baseball).
During his career, Adon has allowed 19 hits while accumulating 17 strikeouts in 14 innings. Adon (0-2 career mark) has earned a 7.53 earned run average while giving up 11.9 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 12 ER's while holding a WHIP of 2.023 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.70 and he has gone up against 71 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (-120)
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