Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 6/20/2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 5:15 PM on FOX
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
Atlanta Braves - Teheran, J (6-4) vs. Washington Nationals - Fister, D (5-2)
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Young right-hander Julio Teheran will be on the mound for the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night when they face Doug Fister and the Washington Nationals.
Julio Teheran had a very good start against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, but he took the no decision instead of the win in a game the Phillies ended up winning 6-1. He went eight innings in that start and allowed just one run on four hits while walking no one and striking out six. On the season, he is 6-4 with a very solid 2.31 ERA and he has given up just 77 hits in 105 innings pitched.
Nationals outfielder Denard Span is 7-for-22 against Teheran in his career with two doubles, one RBI and just one strikeout. First baseman Adam LaRoche is 5-for-14 against him with seven walks, a home run and two RBI.
Doug Fister's five-game winning streak ended on Sunday when he was beaten by the St. Louis Cardinals on the road. He went six innings in that start and allowed four earned runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out two. Fister in now 5-2 through eight starts this season with a 3.08 ERA.
Ryan Doumit has four hits in 14 at-bats against Fister and is the only player on the Braves who has been able to hit a home run off of him. B.J. Upton is hitless against the right-hander in five at-bats.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 29-39-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is -0.2
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 34-29-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.6
Injuries to Watch
06/18/14 LF Justin Upton Dizziness questionable
06/17/14 P David Carpenter Bicep 15-day DL (6/17)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/11/14 C Wilson Ramos Hamstring 15-day DL (6/10)
05/16/14 CF Eury Perez Toe 60-day DL (5/15)
04/27/14 LF Bryce Harper Thumb 15-day DL (4/26)
04/13/14 LF Jeff Kobernus Hand 60-day DL (4/12)
03/29/14 P Ross Ohlendorf Back 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Erik Davis Elbow 60-day DL (2/13)
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks