Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 9/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals
Date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
The Miami Marlins (58-85) are hitting the road to Nationals Park on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the Washington Nationals (49-94). The starting pitchers are Jesus Luzardo and Jon Gray.
As a squad, the Miami Marlins are scoring 3.6 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 28th in MLB. They have accumulated 508 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .293. The Marlins have hit 218 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 124 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 480 runs batted in as well as 1,087 hits on the season, and their team batting average comes in at .228. Miami has a slugging rate of .360 and have been rung up 1,262 times, while taking a walk on 384 occasions.
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Marlins pitchers have given up 156 home runs and 615 total runs (16th in the league). They have walked 457 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.97 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.74 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.29. The Marlins have a team ERA of 3.97 on the season (18th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,253 batters.
The Marlins have sent 465 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 171 base runners on the season with 36.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 33 saves this year and have not converted 25 out of their 58 chances to save the game. The Marlins relievers have recorded a save rate of 56.9% and stepped onto the hill in 122 save situations. The relievers have racked up 62 holds on the year (22nd in MLB). Marlins pitchers have come into the game with players on base 114 times and also have had 148 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Miami Marlins have earned 3,690 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,258 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which puts them in 5th in baseball, and they have turned 119 double plays. The Marlins have converted 69.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,070 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 20th in the majors.
Luzardo has pitched in 242 innings and has accounted for 258 K's in his pro baseball career. Luzardo (12-18 career mark) has a FIP of 4.35 and he has faced 1,038 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.87 (131 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.322. He has allowed 222 base hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 98 walks.
Washington has accounted for 121 long balls so far this season to go along with 528 runs batted in. They have hit 224 two-baggers, while taking a walk 401 times as well as putting up 550 runs. The Washington Nationals have earned an on-base percentage of .314 in addition to a batting average of .251 for the season. The Nationals hold a team slugging percentage of .381 and they are earning 3.85 runs per outing (25th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,053 instances (29th in the league) and have totaled 1,212 hits.
The Nationals have a team WHIP of 1.443 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.96 as a team for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.17 (1,090 strikeouts against 502 free passes). They are currently ranked 28th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,300. They have allowed 214 homers and they concede 5.48 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Washington pitching staff have allowed 761 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 5.06 (703 earned runs conceded).
Washington relievers hold an inherited score rate of 32.3% of 226 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 121 times in high leverage situations and on 141 occasions with runners on base. With 94 save situations, the Nationals have earned 52 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. They are ranked 19th in baseball with a save percentage of 61.0%, and they have dispatched 522 relievers to the mound on the season. Washington has called on relievers to enter the game in 41 save chances and they have earned 25 saves.
Out of their 11,085 innings on the field, the Nationals have a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (24th in the majors). The Washington Nationals have turned 109 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in baseball). The Nationals have accrued 1,227 assists, 89 errors and have 3,695 putouts this year.
Gray (60-55 mark in his career) has a 4.50 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.09 and he has gone up against 3,997 batters during his career. He has surrendered 468 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.318 and a FIP of 3.9. So far in his career, Gray has given up 920 base hits while tallying 970 punch outs in 936 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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