Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 6/5/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+115) Cincinnati (-135)
The Washington Nationals (19-35) are on their way to Great American Ball Park on Sunday where they will try to beat the Cincinnati Reds (18-33). The moneyline on this contest has Washington at +115 and Cincinnati is priced at -135. The total is 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Patrick Corbin and Luis Castillo.
The Nationals have compiled 91 doubles as a team and have hit 38 balls out of the stadium. Washington is slugging .371 and have been called out on strikes 388 times, while drawing a walk on 162 occasions. As a team, the Washington Nationals are putting up 4.0 runs per outing, which has them at 24th in MLB. They have amassed 205 RBI's as well as 456 hits on the campaign, and their batting average is sitting at .252. They have accounted for 215 runs scored while having a team OBP of .318.
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The Nationals have compiled a team ERA of 5.28 so far this year (29th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 413 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 206 hitters and their FIP is 4.63 as a unit this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.00 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.51. Nationals pitchers have allowed 63 long balls and also 295 total runs (29th in the league).
Nationals relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 59 times as well as having 31 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 21 holds for the year (26th in the league). The Nationals bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 63.6% and stepped onto the hill in 32 save situations. They have compiled 7 saves on the season and have missed out on 4 of their 11 save chances. The relievers have inherited 103 runners over the course of the season and 35.0% of them crossed home plate. The Nationals have sent 207 relievers to the hill this year.
The Nationals have turned 66.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,236 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 29th in baseball. The Washington Nationals have a tally of 1,412 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 486 assists and 38 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .980 which has them ranked 27th in baseball, and they have turned 42 double plays.
Corbin has thrown 1,439 innings and has racked up 1,386 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 4.20 (671 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.324. He has given up 1,463 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 443 free passes. Corbin (82-92 career mark) has a FIP of 3.89 and he has faced 6,140 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Cincinnati Reds have accounted for an on-base percentage of .300 in addition to a batting average of .227 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 439 occasions (13th in the league) and have a total of 375 hits. Cincinnati has accounted for 47 home runs for the season to go along with 208 RBIs. The Reds hold a slugging percentage of .365 and they have an average of 4.22 runs per contest (17th in baseball). They have tallied 79 two-baggers, while walking 154 times and earning 215 runs.
The Cincinnati pitching staff have conceded 271 runs this year while holding an ERA of 5.40 (264 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 67 home runs and they relinquish 5.54 runs per 9 innings (28th in MLB). The Reds have a team WHIP of 1.430 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.72 as a pitching staff so far this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.16 (444 strikeouts vs 206 free passes). They come in at 19th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 423.
Cincinnati has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 14 save chances and they have tallied 10 saves. They sit at 8th in MLB with a save percentage of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 188 relievers onto the field over the course of the season. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 40 times in high leverage situations and on 57 occasions with runners on. Cincinnati bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 43.8% of 96 inherited runners. Sitting with 34 save situations, the Reds have compiled 20 holds in addition to 4 blown saves.
The Cincinnati Reds have turned 31 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (3rd in professional baseball). The Reds have accrued 377 assists, 20 errors and have accounted for 1,320 putouts on the campaign. In 3,960 innings played, the Reds are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (22nd in baseball).
In his MLB career, Castillo has given up 623 base hits while earning 798 strikeouts in 734 innings. Castillo (42-51 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.70 earned run average while allowing 7.6 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 302 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.213 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.99 and he has gone up against 3,048 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cincinnati (-135)
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