Thursday, October 1, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg (10-7) vs. Ryan Weber (0-2)
The Atlanta Braves host the Washington Nationals at Turner Field on Thursday. The probable starters are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Ryan Weber for the Braves. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -183 and Atlanta at +173. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Nationals, with a 67-90 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 83-66 over/under record. The Braves have a 81-67 over/under record and a 72-85 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
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The Nationals head into this matchup with a 80-77 record, including 34-42 on the road. Stephen Strasburg has a 10-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.63 and a 1.10 WHIP. The Nationals are 13-9 over his 121.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 109 hits over that time period. The Nationals are also 12-10 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 426 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen while being struck out 412 times and walking 139 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 8.69 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.37 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71.
As a team, Washington is batting .254, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .251 average away from home. The Nationals hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.54 hits per game and Bryce Harper leads the team with 169.
With a 38-38 home record, Atlanta will hope to improve on their 63-94 overall mark. Ryan Weber has a record of 0-2 while sporting an earned run average of 5.91 on the year with a 1.22 WHIP. The Braves have a record of 1-3 over the 21.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 20 hits. The Braves are also 2-2 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.78 and they have given up 490 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 421 times and walking 212 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 9.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.24 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. The Braves hold a .359 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.41 hits per game and Nick Markakis leads the team with 176.
Washington has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 87 errors with 1,486 assists and 4,175 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 87 errors, accumulating 1,545 assists and compiling 4,141 put outs.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 83-66 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 67-90 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 81-67 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 72-85 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/30/15 3B Yunel Escobar Back has been scratched from today%27s starting lineup vs. Atlanta Braves
09/28/15 P Jonathan Papelbon Suspension out for season
09/22/15 2B Danny Espinosa Hamstring out for season
09/15/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Oblique out for season
09/12/15 P Drew Storen Thumb out for season
08/28/15 CF Denard Span Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/27); out for season
08/10/15 P Aaron Barrett Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/9)
04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
09/30/15 1B Freddie Freeman Wrist is not expected to be in the starting lineup for rest of season
09/30/15 CF Cameron Maybin Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Washington Nationals
09/22/15 C Christian Bethancourt Thumb out indefinitely
09/22/15 P Mike Foltynewicz Ribs out for season
09/18/15 P Manny Banuelos Elbow out for season
08/05/15 P Jason Frasor Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/11/15 P Jason Grilli Achilles Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/17); out for season
06/02/15 P Paco Rodriguez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/30)
04/07/15 P Josh Outman Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Mike Minor Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27); out for season
04/04/15 P Shae Simmons Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/20), out for season
04/04/15 P Chris Withrow Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/21)
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves
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