Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 5/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-150) Washington (+130)
Nationals Park is the site where the Washington Nationals (11-22) will try to beat the Houston Astros (21-11) on Saturday. The line on this contest has Houston at -150 while Washington is priced at +130. The betting total is set at 9. The starting pitchers are Jake Odorizzi and Erick Fedde.
As a team, the Houston Astros are compiling 4.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 17th in MLB. They have accounted for 131 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .306. The Astros have accrued 51 doubles as a squad and have smacked 40 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 128 runs batted in in addition to 236 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate is .224. Houston has a slugging percentage of .391 and have struck out 259 times, while being walked on 123 occasions.
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Astros pitchers have given up 23 home runs and 97 runs in total (3rd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 87 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.46 as a unit on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.98 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.09. The Astros have compiled a team ERA of 2.73 over the course of the season (2nd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 259 hitters.
Astros pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 22 times in addition to having 33 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 19 holds this year (11th in baseball). The Astros relievers have earned a save percentage of 72.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 30 save situations. They have accumulated 8 saves this season and have blown 3 out of their 11 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 32 base runners this season with 31.3% of those runners crossed the plate. The Astros have dispatched 104 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Houston Astros have amassed 850 putouts this year, in addition to 261 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .989 which ranks 6th in the majors, and have accumulated 28 double plays. The Astros have converted 72.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,550 innings, which ranks them 3rd in baseball.
Odorizzi (71-65 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.14 and he has gone up against 4,931 opposing hitters in the majors. He has given up 1,053 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) with 403 walks. His ERA is 3.93 (513 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.241. Odorizzi has thrown 1,173 innings and has racked up 1,103 punch outs thus far in his career.
Washington has hit 24 home runs for the year to go along with 130 runs batted in. They have notched 54 doubles, while taking a walk 96 times as well as notching 136 runs. The Washington Nationals have compiled a team on-base percentage of .317 as well as a batting average of .252 for the year. The Nationals hold a team slugging percentage of .369 and they are scoring 4.12 runs per contest (15th in baseball). They have struck out on 244 occasions (24th in the league) and have notched a total of 278 base hits.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.447 and have a FIP of 4.18 as a squad for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.03 (268 strikeouts vs 132 walks). They have a ranking of 28th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 285. They have surrendered 30 homers and they surrender 5.18 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Washington pitching staff have allowed 166 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.78 (153 earned runs yielded).
Washington has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 6 save chances and they have walked away with 3 saves. They are ranked 29th in the league holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 130 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 21 times in high leverage situations and on 40 occasions with base runners. Washington relievers hold an inherited score rate of 36.8% of 76 inherited runners. With 19 save situations, the Nationals have tallied 13 holds and also 3 blown saves.
In their 2,598 innings on the field, the Nationals hold a efficiency on defense of 67.3% (27th in professional baseball). The Washington Nationals have turned 21 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .978 (28th in professional baseball). The Nationals have racked up 298 assists, 26 errors and have earned 866 putouts during this campaign.
Fedde (17-22 career record) is the owner of a 5.14 ERA while conceding 9.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.92 and he has gone up against 1,570 opposing hitters during his MLB career. He has allowed 204 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.478 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.1. During his MLB career, Fedde has given up 380 base hits while totaling 284 strikeouts in 357 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-150)
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