Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 8/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+240) Philadelphia (-285)
The Washington Nationals (36-72) are en route to Citizens Bank Park on Sunday where they will meet the Philadelphia Phillies (58-48). The moneyline on this contest has the Nationals at +240 and the Phillies are priced at -285. The betting total is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Cory Abbott and Aaron Nola.
The Nationals have hit 171 doubles as a team and have smacked 85 baseballs out of the stadium. Washington owns a slugging percentage of .373 and have struck out 772 times, while taking a walk on 325 occasions. As a unit, the Washington Nationals are knocking in 3.8 runs per outing, which is 27th in the league. They have accounted for 393 RBI's in addition to 887 hits this year, and their batting average is at .247. They have accumulated 412 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .314.
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The Nationals are sitting with a team ERA of 5.20 so far this season (30th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 833 batters. They have walked 382 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.94 as a squad for the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.18 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.46. Nationals pitchers have given up 162 home runs in addition to 590 runs in total (30th in the league).
The Nationals bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 64.3% and has entered the game in 72 save situations. The relievers have inherited 174 runners so far this year with 29.3% of those players earned a run for their team. Nationals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 105 times and also have had 78 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have sent 393 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The bullpen have earned 43 holds so far this year (27th in the league). They have 18 saves for the year and have blown 10 of 28 chances to get a save.
The Washington Nationals are sitting with 2,832 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 943 assists and 70 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which has them ranked 28th in MLB, and have a total of 80 double plays. The Nationals have converted 68.2% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,496 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 26th in baseball.
Abbott has taken the ball for 26 frames and is sitting with 21 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.78 (14 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.443. He has surrendered 24 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 14 walks. Abbott (0-0 career mark) has a FIP of 7.21 while he has gone up against 118 batters in the majors.
Philadelphia has hit 139 long balls for the year as well as 472 RBIs. They have hit 162 doubles, while taking a walk 312 times and notching 492 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies have tallied an on-base percentage of .311 in addition to a batting average of .247 so far this season. The Phillies hold a slugging percentage of .418 and they are scoring 4.64 runs per game (7th in the league). They have struck out on 885 occasions (19th in baseball) and have a total of 889 base hits.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have surrendered 438 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.82 (399 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 101 home runs and they surrender 4.19 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.218 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.67 as a staff on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.05 (930 strikeouts vs 305 bases on balls). They sit at 10th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 840.
Philadelphia has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 38 save opportunities and they have walked away with 27 saves. They rank 6th in the league holding a save percentage of 71.1%, and they have dispatched 345 relievers onto the diamond on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 107 times in high leverage situations in addition to 97 occasions with runners on base. Philadelphia relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.4% of 144 inherited runners. Sitting with 91 save situations, the Phillies have earned 52 holds and also 11 blown saves.
The Philadelphia Phillies have gotten 85 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .988 (6th in MLB). The Phillies have recorded 931 assists, 47 errors and have notched a total of 2,820 putouts during this campaign. In 8,460 innings on the field, the Phillies have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (18th in the majors).
Nola (74-57 career mark) has earned a 3.62 ERA while conceding 7.7 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.12 and he has gone up against 4,754 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 468 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.132 and a FIP of 3.4. During his MLB career, Nola has allowed 1,000 base knocks while he has totaled 1,297 strikeouts in 1,162 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-285)
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