Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 5/25/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Washington Nationals
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-210) Washington (+175)
The Washington Nationals (14-29) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (28-13) at Nationals Park on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Dodgers at -210 while the Nationals are priced at +175. The over/under comes in at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Julio Urias and Erick Fedde.
As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are earning 5.5 runs per game, which ranks them 1st in baseball. They have 227 runs while holding a team OBP of .334. The Dodgers have accumulated 83 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 44 balls out of the stadium. They have amassed 210 runs batted in as well as 340 hits for the year, and their team batting average is at .248. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .416 and have struck out 338 times, while drawing a walk on 175 occasions.
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The Dodgers have a team earned run average of 2.76 over the course of the season (1st in the league), and the staff has rung up 363 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.49 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.07. Dodgers pitchers have given up 37 home runs in addition to 130 total runs (1st in baseball). They have walked 104 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.43 as a unit on the campaign.
The Dodgers relievers have accumulated a save rate of 73.3% and has come into the game in 43 save situations. The relievers have inherited 37 runners on the season and 27.0% of those players crossed the plate. Dodgers relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 26 times and also have had 33 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 143 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have accumulated 27 holds so far this year (11th in the league). They have tallied 11 saves on the season and have missed out on 4 of 15 save opportunities.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a total of 1,096 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 341 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which has them ranked 13th in the majors, and they have twisted 40 double plays. The Dodgers have transformed 72.4% of balls in play into outs in their 3,288 innings on the field, which has them sitting 3rd in baseball.
Urias has taken the hill for 465 frames and is sitting with 458 K's thus far in his career. Urias (35-13 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.42 while he has faced 1,910 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.05 (158 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.140. He has surrendered 395 base hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) with 136 free passes.
The Nationals have a team SLG% of .358 and they earn 3.91 runs per contest (22nd in MLB). They have hit 68 doubles, while getting a free base 121 times and putting up 168 runs. Washington has knocked in 27 home runs on the campaign as well as 160 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 318 instances (25th in MLB) and have tallied 361 base hits. The Washington Nationals have accounted for an on-base percentage of .314 as well as a batting average of .251 over the course of the season.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.471 with a FIP of 4.44 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They come in at 29th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 389. The Washington pitching staff have yielded 227 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 5.06 (211 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.07 (337 strikeouts vs 163 walks). They have yielded 47 home runs and they surrender 5.45 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball).
Washington has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 8 save opportunities and they have earned 4 saves. They are ranked 29th in the league with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 166 relievers onto the diamond this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 25 times in high leverage situations and on 46 occasions with base runners. Washington relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.1% of 83 inherited base runners. With 22 save situations, the Nationals have 14 holds and also 4 blown saves.
In 3,381 innings on the field, the Nationals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.0% (28th in baseball). The Washington Nationals have turned 32 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .979 (27th in MLB). The Nationals have recorded 388 assists, 32 errors and have earned 1,127 putouts this year.
In his pro baseball career, Fedde has allowed 389 hits while he has totaled 294 strikeouts in 367 innings. He has conceded a total of 209 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.480 and a FIP of 5.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.91 and he has faced 1,613 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Fedde (17-23 career mark) is the owner of a 5.13 ERA while giving up 9.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+175)
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