Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 8/27/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Washington Nationals
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+105) Washington (-125)
The Cincinnati Reds (48-74) are headed to Nationals Park on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Washington Nationals (42-83). The odds on this game have Cincinnati at +105 while Washington is sitting at -125. The over/under comes in at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Luis Cessa and Paolo Espino.
Cincinnati owns a slugging percentage of .377 and have been called out on strikes 1,104 times, while taking a walk on 342 occasions. They have accounted for 500 runs batted in as well as 983 hits on the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .240. The Reds have hit 187 doubles as a squad and have hit 116 balls out of the stadium. They have a total of 521 runs scored and hold an OBP of .308. As a unit, the Cincinnati Reds are putting up 4.2 runs per outing, which has them at 19th in baseball.
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Reds pitchers have allowed 166 long balls and 637 runs in total (28th in the league). They have walked 457 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.63 as a team over the course of the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.35 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.42. The Reds are sitting with a team ERA of 5.04 over the course of the season (28th in baseball), and they have rung up 1,075 batters.
The Reds relievers have recorded a save percentage of 55.8% and has come into the game in 93 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 194 base runners on the campaign with 35.1% of those players crossed home plate. Reds bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 128 times and also have had 110 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have dispatched 436 relievers to the hill this season. The relievers have recorded 50 holds on the campaign (25th in baseball). They have earned 24 saves this year and have blown 19 of 43 save opportunities.
The Cincinnati Reds have a total of 3,233 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 953 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .985 which has them sitting 15th in the majors, and have accumulated 77 double plays. The Reds have converted 68.2% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,699 innings on the field, which has them ranked 26th in pro baseball.
Cessa has pitched in 358 frames and has earned 292 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 4.20 (167 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.288. He has allowed 344 base hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 117 free passes. Cessa (15-16 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.67 while going up against 1,509 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Washington Nationals have earned an on-base percentage of .312 in addition to a batting average of .247 this year. They have struck out on 926 occasions (29th in the league) and have totaled 1,031 base hits. Washington has recorded 104 long balls for the season to go along with 446 runs batted in. The Nationals have a slugging percentage of .373 and they score 3.73 runs per outing (26th in baseball). They have notched 189 doubles, while getting a free base 357 times and scoring 466 runs.
The Washington pitching staff have conceded 675 runs this season while having a team ERA of 5.12 (621 earned runs allowed). They have yielded 188 homers and they relinquish 5.56 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.454 with a FIP of 4.98 as a pitching staff on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.16 (968 strikeouts against 448 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 28th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,140.
Washington relievers have an inherited score rate of 30.2% out of their 199 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 103 times in high leverage situations and also on 125 occasions with runners on base. With 85 save situations, the Nationals have 47 holds and also 14 blown saves. They are ranked 17th in baseball holding a save rate of 62.2%, and they have dispatched 457 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. Washington has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 37 save chances and they have come away with 23 saves.
In their 9,828 innings on the field, the Nationals hold a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (25th in pro baseball). The Washington Nationals have gotten 91 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in the majors). The Nationals have accrued 1,081 assists, 78 errors and have earned a total of 3,276 putouts for the year.
Thus far in his career, Espino has surrendered 232 base hits while he has earned 184 K's in 225 innings. He has given up a total of 112 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.278 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.29 and he has gone up against 956 batters during his career. Espino (5-10 career mark) has earned a 4.47 ERA while surrendering 9.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (-125)
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