Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros Prediction, 6/13/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+275) Houston (-330)
The Houston Astros (37-29) are hosting the Washington Nationals (26-38) at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has Washington at +275 while Houston is opening at -330. The over/under is set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Patrick Corbin and Hunter Brown.
The Nationals have tallied 103 doubles as a team and have hit 51 balls out of the park. Washington is slugging .389 and have been rung up 445 times, while being walked on 173 occasions. As a unit, the Washington Nationals are putting up 4.3 runs per game, which puts them at 21st in the league. They have 260 RBI's as well as 572 base knocks for the year, while their team batting average sits at .262. They have accumulated 272 runs scored while having a team OBP of .324.
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The Nationals have a team earned run average of 4.66 so far this season (25th in the league), and their staff has rung up 471 batters. Nationals pitchers have relinquished 86 long balls and 317 runs in total (24th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 242 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.98 as a squad on the campaign. Washington has conceded 580 hits (9.3 per 9 innings) in addition to 290 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.95 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.47.
The Nationals have dispatched 197 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 95 runners over the course of the season with 36.8% of them ended up scoring. They have recorded 17 saves on the year and have blown 15 of their 32 save chances. The Nationals relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 53.1% and has entered the game in 65 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 33 holds on the campaign (21st in the league). Nationals pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 56 times in addition to having 62 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Washington Nationals have accounted for 1,682 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 606 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which has them sitting 28th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 59 double plays. The Nationals have converted 68.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 5,046 innings on the field, which ranks them 19th in the majors.
Corbin has taken the mound for 1,611 innings and is sitting with 1,512 K's during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.33 (776 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.353. He has allowed 1,693 base knocks (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 487 walks. Corbin (91-109 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.00 and he has gone up against 6,920 hitters in the major leagues.
Houston has recorded 72 home runs this year to go along with 285 RBIs. They have recorded 111 doubles, while walking 201 times and scoring 298 runs. The Houston Astros have recorded an on-base percentage of .314 in addition to a batting average of .246 on the campaign. The Astros have a team slugging % of .396 and they are recording 4.52 runs per contest (14th in MLB). They have struck out on 540 occasions (21st in MLB) and have notched a total of 547 base hits.
The Houston pitching staff have conceded 243 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.32 (217 earned runs conceded). They have given up 69 long balls and they allow 3.71 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB). The Astros hold a team WHIP of 1.246 in addition to having a FIP of 3.85 as a staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 9.50 (623 strikeouts vs 203 free passes). They sit at 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 531.
Houston relievers have an inherited score rate of 29.1% out of 55 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 54 times in high leverage situations and also on 34 occasions with base runners. With 60 save situations, the Astros have 34 holds and also 8 blown saves. They are ranked 10th in the league holding a save percentage of 68.0%, and they have sent 202 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. Houston has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 25 save opportunities and they have walked away with 17 saves.
The Houston Astros have gotten 62 double plays and have a fielding rate of .989 (7th in pro baseball). The Astros have 562 assists, 27 errors and have amassed 1,767 putouts so far this season. In 5,301 innings played, the Astros hold a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (17th in pro baseball).
During his career, Brown has allowed 75 hits and he has 101 strikeouts in 88 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 30 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.184 and a FIP of 3.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.37 and he has faced 361 hitters in his pro baseball career. Brown (7-3 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.05 ERA while surrendering 7.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-330)
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