Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 10/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-300) Washington (+250)
Nationals Park is the location where the Washington Nationals (54-102) will meet the Philadelphia Phillies (84-72) on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has Philadelphia at -300 and Washington is priced at +250. The betting total comes in at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Zack Wheeler and Cory Abbott.
The Phillies have earned 246 doubles as a unit and have hit 196 baseballs out of the park. Philadelphia has a slugging rate of .422 and have struck out 1,307 times, while taking a walk on 459 occasions. As a team, the Philadelphia Phillies are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which has them at 7th in MLB. They have accounted for 695 RBI's in addition to 1,348 base knocks for the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .254. They have a total of 722 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .317.
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Phillies pitchers have allowed 143 home runs and 656 total runs (12th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 449 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.59 as a team over the course of the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.07 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.25. The Phillies are sitting with a team ERA of 3.92 on the year (16th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,378 hitters.
The Phillies have sent 502 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relievers have inherited 188 runners this year with 33.0% of those runners crossed the plate. They have 40 saves so far this season and have blown 18 of 58 save chances. The Phillies bullpen have earned a save percentage of 69.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 146 save situations. The bullpen have notched 87 holds on the season (12th in the league). Phillies bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 126 times and also have had 148 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Phillies have converted 68.8% of balls in play into outs in their 12,423 innings, which has them ranked 22nd in pro baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have amassed 4,141 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,356 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which puts them in 4th in professional baseball, and they have turned 121 double plays.
Wheeler has taken the ball for 1,181 innings and has 1,182 punch outs during his MLB career. Wheeler (73-57 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.39 while he has faced 4,910 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.43 (451 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.206. He has conceded 1,059 base hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 366 walks.
The Washington Nationals have compiled a team on-base percentage of .311 in addition to a team batting average of .249 this season. They have been rung up on 1,168 occasions (28th in MLB) and have a total of 1,304 base hits. Washington is sitting with 131 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 559 RBIs. The Nationals hold a team slugging % of .377 and they score 3.74 runs per outing (26th in MLB). They have tallied 241 doubles, while walking 431 times and recording 583 runs.
The Washington pitching staff have conceded 814 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.93 (747 earned runs relinquished). They have yielded 231 dingers and they concede 5.37 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Nationals have a team WHIP of 1.428 and have a FIP of 4.93 as a staff so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.20 (1,177 strikeouts against 536 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 28th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,410.
Washington relievers have an inherited score percentage of 32.2% out of their 236 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 128 times in high leverage situations and also on 148 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 104 save situations, the Nationals have earned 58 holds and also 17 blown saves. They are ranked 18th in the league with a save rate of 62.2%, and they have sent 567 relief pitchers to the mound this year. Washington has called on relievers to enter the contest in 45 save chances and they have come away with 28 saves.
The Washington Nationals have turned 123 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (29th in professional baseball). The Nationals have racked up 1,368 assists, 102 errors and have a total of 4,091 putouts so far this year. Out of their 12,273 innings played, the Nationals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (24th in baseball).
Thus far in his career, Abbott has allowed 59 base knocks while totaling 51 strikeouts in 61 frames. Abbott (0-4 career win-loss record) has earned a 5.58 ERA and has conceded 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 38 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.484 and being the owner of a FIP of 7.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.59 and he has gone up against 276 batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-300)
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