Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 9/25/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Location: LoanDepot Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+160) Miami (-190)
The Miami Marlins (62-89) will take on the Washington Nationals (52-98) at LoanDepot Park on Sunday. The odds on this game have the Nationals at +160 and the Marlins are priced at -190. The total has been set at 7. The expected starting pitchers are Anibal Sanchez and Edward Cabrera.
As a squad, the Washington Nationals are notching 3.8 runs per outing, which ranks them 26th in baseball. They have accumulated 570 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .313. The Nationals have hit 234 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 128 balls out of the park. They have earned 548 RBI's as well as 1,263 base knocks for the season, while their batting average sits at .250. Washington has a slugging rate of .381 and have struck out 1,121 times, while being walked on 419 occasions.
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The Nationals have compiled a team earned run average of 4.99 so far this season (29th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,133 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.18 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.44. Nationals pitchers have surrendered 221 home runs in addition to 786 total runs (29th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 519 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.92 as a squad over the course of the season.
The Nationals have dispatched 547 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 231 runners for the season and 31.6% of those runners crossed home plate. They have recorded 28 saves for the season and have missed out on 16 of 44 save opportunities. The Nationals relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 63.6% and has come into the game in 100 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 55 holds on the campaign (29th in baseball). Nationals pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 145 times and also have had 125 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Washington Nationals have earned a total of 3,929 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,312 assists and 97 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which has them ranked 28th in the majors, and have a total of 118 double plays. The Nationals have converted 68.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,787 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 25th in the majors.
Sanchez (114-119 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.01 while he has gone up against 8,565 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 1,953 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has 681 free passes. His earned run average is 4.06 (906 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.312. Sanchez has pitched in 2,007 innings and has accounted for 1,764 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The Marlins hold a team slugging percentage of .363 and they average 3.59 runs per contest (27th in baseball). They have 230 doubles, while walking 405 times as well as racking up 542 runs. Miami has compiled 134 home runs over the course of the season as well as 512 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,317 occasions (10th in baseball) and have totaled 1,157 base hits. The Miami Marlins have compiled an OBP of .295 as well as a batting average of .230 this year.
The Marlins have a team WHIP of 1.273 and have a FIP of 3.96 as a pitching staff for the season. They rank 13th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,225. The Miami pitching staff have conceded 640 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 3.93 (583 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.79 (1,330 strikeouts vs 476 walks). They have given up 166 HR's and they relinquish 4.31 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB).
Miami has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 62 save chances and they have tallied 35 saves. They sit at 24th in baseball with a save percentage of 56.5%, and they have sent 488 relievers to the mound so far this season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 152 times in high leverage situations and also on 122 occasions with runners on. Miami bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.0% out of their 181 inherited runners. Sitting with 131 save situations, the Marlins have accrued 66 holds in addition to 27 blown saves.
The Miami Marlins have gotten 135 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (4th in the majors). The Marlins have accrued 1,363 assists, 66 errors and are sitting with 4,008 putouts for the year. In their 12,024 innings on the diamond, the Marlins hold a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (18th in MLB).
Cabrera (6-6 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.74 earned run average while allowing 6.1 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.83 and he has gone up against 385 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up 38 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.248 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.3. In his MLB career, Cabrera has allowed 62 base knocks while accumulating 95 K's in 91 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (-190)
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