Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves 9/17/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/16/2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Turner Field in Atlanta
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez (8-10) will go for his third win in four starts on Wednesday night when they take on second-year starter Alex Wood (10-10) and the Atlanta Braves.
Gio Gonzalez gave up four runs (three earned) in 6.2 innings against the New York Mets on the roads last week and ended up taking the loss. He allowed six hits in that game and struck out seven batters while walking one. On the season, Gonzalez has struck out nine batters per nine innings and he has a 3.79 ERA.
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has seven hits in his 24 at-bats versus Gonzalez with two doubles, two home runs and nine RBI. Outfielder Justin Upton is 5-for-16 against the lefty with three home runs and four RBI.
Alex Wood ended up with a no decision in his start against the Texas Rangers last Friday despite pitching a very good game. He went seven innings in that outing and gave up just one run on four base hits while striking out nine batters and walking two. Wood has a very good 2.83 ERA on the season and he has struck out 156 batters in 159 innings.
Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon has eight hits in 13 at-bats against Wood in his career with a walk and a solo home run. First baseman Adam LaRoche is just 1-for-15 against him with no walks and 10 strikeouts.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 74-62-13 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 60-77-13 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0
Injuries to Watch
09/15/14 LF Bryce Harper Flu questionable
08/11/14 RF Steven Souza Shoulder 15-day DL (8/10)
08/07/14 P Taylor Jordan Elbow 60-day DL (8/5)
08/05/14 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder 60-day DL (8/2); out for season
07/25/14 P Matt Purke Elbow 60-day DL (7/25)
07/23/14 LF Ryan Zimmerman Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
03/29/14 P Ross Ohlendorf Back 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Erik Davis Elbow 60-day DL (2/13)
07/29/14 P Shae Simmons Shoulder 15-day DL (7/29)
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 60-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
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); out for season
Tony'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 Tony Sink
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks