Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 6/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-155) Washington (+135)
Nationals Park is the site where the Washington Nationals (23-45) will go up against the Philadelphia Phillies (35-31) on Sunday. The line on this contest has the Phillies at -155 and the Nationals are opening at +135. The total is set at 9.5. The men taking the mound are Zach Eflin and Jackson Tetreault.
The Phillies have earned 115 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 86 balls out of the park. Philadelphia has a slugging rate of .427 and have struck out 573 times, while being walked on 218 occasions. As a squad, the Philadelphia Phillies are putting up 5.0 runs/g, which puts them at 4th in the league. They have tallied 310 RBI's and 567 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average is at .252. They have a total of 327 runs scored and hold an OBP of .321.
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Phillies pitchers have surrendered 59 home runs in addition to 286 runs in total (20th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 208 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.65 as a team so far this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.85 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.26. The Phillies are sitting with a team ERA of 3.87 this season (15th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 593 hitters.
The Phillies have sent 223 relievers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 109 base runners this season and 36.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 14 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 8 of 22 chances to save the game. The Phillies bullpen have recorded a save rate of 63.6% and has come into the game in 60 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 37 holds on the year (14th in the league). Phillies bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 71 times as well as having 66 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Philadelphia Phillies have earned a total of 1,767 putouts thus far, in addition to 586 assists and 38 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which has them sitting 17th in professional baseball, and have a total of 52 double plays. The Phillies have transformed 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 5,301 innings, which has them sitting 23rd in the majors.
Eflin has thrown 644 innings and has earned 538 punch outs in his MLB career. Eflin (35-44 career mark) has a FIP of 4.39 while he has gone up against 2,743 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.50 (322 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.301. He has allowed 681 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has 158 free passes.
The Nationals hold a team slugging % of .380 and they score 4.10 runs per outing (23rd in baseball). They have put up 109 two-baggers, while walking 206 times as well as putting up 279 runs. Washington has accounted for 55 HRs over the course of the season as well as 266 RBIs. They have struck out on 499 instances (23rd in baseball) and have tallied 584 base hits. The Washington Nationals have compiled an OBP of .319 and a batting average of .254 so far this season.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.527 in addition to having a FIP of 4.91 as a unit for the year. They rank 30th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 649. The Washington pitching staff have allowed 393 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 5.44 (360 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.00 (522 strikeouts against 261 bases on balls). They have allowed 94 dingers and they relinquish 5.93 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Washington has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 15 save chances and they have come away with 9 saves. They rank 22nd in MLB holding a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 256 relievers to the mound so far this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 40 times in high leverage situations and on 72 occasions with base runners. Washington bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.9% out of 118 inherited runners. Sitting with 41 save situations, the Nationals have tallied 26 holds and also 6 blown saves.
In 5,364 innings on the diamond, the Nationals have a defensive efficiency of 67.0% (29th in baseball). The Washington Nationals have gotten 50 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (26th in pro baseball). The Nationals have racked up 622 assists, 47 errors and have accounted for 1,788 putouts so far this year.
Tetreault (0-1 mark in his career) holds a 15.75 earned run average and has allowed 20.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.00 and he has gone up against 22 batters in his career. He has given up a total of 7 ER's while earning a WHIP of 2.500 and having a FIP of 12.6. In his MLB career, Tetreault has allowed 9 base knocks while totaling 2 K's in 4 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (+135)
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