Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 8/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Wrigley Field is the site where the Chicago Cubs (43-64) will play the Washington Nationals (36-74) on Tuesday. The pitchers who are expected to start are Paolo Espino and Marcus Stroman.
The Nationals have tallied 175 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 86 baseballs out of the stadium. Washington owns a slugging percentage of .373 and have struck out 787 times, while drawing a walk on 332 occasions. As a unit, the Washington Nationals are compiling 3.8 runs per contest, which is 27th in the league. They have amassed 399 RBI's as well as 907 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average sits at .247. They have earned 418 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .315.
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The Nationals have an earned run average of 5.32 over the course of the season (30th in baseball), and they have rung up 845 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 392 hitters and their FIP comes in at 5.02 as a team over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.16 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.47. Nationals pitchers have yielded 169 home runs in addition to 614 total runs (30th in the league).
The Nationals relief pitchers have a save rate of 64.3% and stepped onto the hill in 72 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 177 runners this year with 28.8% of them earned a run for their team. Nationals pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 107 times and also have had 78 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have dispatched 402 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have racked up 43 holds on the campaign (28th in the league). They have recorded 18 saves for the year and have blown 10 of their 28 save opportunities.
The Washington Nationals have notched a total of 2,880 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 954 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which puts them in 29th in pro baseball, and they have turned 80 double plays. The Nationals have transformed 68.1% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,640 innings, which has them sitting 27th in baseball.
Espino has taken the ball for 210 frames and has totaled 172 K's during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.45 (104 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.265. He has given up 216 hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) with 50 free passes. Espino (5-9 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.90 and he has gone up against 888 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Chicago Cubs have tallied an on-base percentage of .315 and a batting average of .241 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 949 occasions (5th in the league) and have recorded 870 base hits. Chicago has 104 long balls so far this season as well as 411 RBIs. The Cubs have a team slugging % of .388 and they score 4.10 runs per contest (21st in the league). They have recorded 179 two-baggers, while taking a walk 346 times and racking up 439 runs.
The Cubs hold a team WHIP of 1.332 and have a FIP of 4.33 as a pitching staff for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.59 (925 strikeouts against 357 bases on balls). They come in at 23rd in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 914. They have conceded 138 home runs and they surrender 4.90 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 519 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.32 (458 earned runs yielded).
Chicago has called on relievers to enter the game in 39 save chances and they have earned 22 saves. They sit at 27th in MLB with a save rate of 56.4%, and they have dispatched 357 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 120 times in high leverage situations in addition to 107 occasions with base runners. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score rate of 27.1% out of 144 inherited runners. Sitting with 75 save situations, the Cubs have compiled 33 holds in addition to 17 blown saves.
In 8,589 innings played, the Cubs have a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (23rd in professional baseball). The Chicago Cubs have turned 95 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (26th in baseball). The Cubs have accrued 964 assists, 68 errors and have notched a total of 2,863 putouts for the year.
In his career, Stroman has surrendered 1,081 hits and he has 921 strikeouts in 1,102 innings pitched. He has given up 448 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.258 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.01 and he has faced 4,582 hitters during his career. Stroman (64-65 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.66 earned run average while conceding 8.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago
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