Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark (4-6) vs. Matt Wisler (6-8)
The Washington Nationals head to Turner Field on Tuesday to take on the Atlanta Braves. Tanner Roark is the probable starter for the Nationals and he'll face Matt Wisler of the Braves. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -141 and Atlanta at +131. The over/under was set at 8. The Nationals, with a 66-89 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 83-64 over/under record. The Braves have a 81-66 over/under record and a 71-85 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
The Nationals show up with a 79-76 record, including 34-41 on the road. Tanner Roark has a 4-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.76 and a 1.37 WHIP. In his starts, the Nationals are 6-8 over his 98.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 111 hits during those innings. The Nationals are also 7-7 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.51 and they've given up 425 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 409 and walked 139 batters this season while opposing teams hit .242 against them. Washington has a team average of 8.74 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.37 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.73, they are 8th in the league.
Washington ranks 14th in the league in team batting average at .254 while hitting .252 on the road. Ranked at 8th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .324 and they hold a .406 team slugging percentage. With 169 hits, Bryce Harper leads the team while his team ranks 19th in hits per game with 8.52.
Atlanta is 37-38 at home while holding a 62-94 overall record on the season. Matt Wisler has a record of 6-8 while sporting an earned run average of 5.40 on the year with a 1.58 WHIP. In his starts, the Braves are 7-10 and he has allowed 110 hits over 93.1 innings pitched this season. The Braves are also 8-9 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.80 and they have given up 488 hits on the season. The Braves bullpen has struck out 420 batters and walked 211 this season while opposing teams have hit .263 against them. Atlanta has a team average of 9.39 hits per game and are averaging 7.25 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.57, they are 27th in the league.
They rank 18th in the league in team batting average with a .251 average while hitting .248 at home. Ranked at 17th in the league in on-base percentage, the Braves sit at .315 and they hold a .358 team slugging percentage. With 176 hits, Nick Markakis leads the team while his team ranks 23rd in hits per game with 8.43.
The Nationals have committed 87 errors and have combined for 1,462 assists and 4,124 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Braves have accumulated 87 errors while having 1,534 assists and 4,114 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 83-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 66-89 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 81-66 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 71-85 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/28/15 P Jonathan Papelbon Suspension out for season
09/28/15 RF Bryce Harper Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Cincinnati Reds
09/25/15 2B Dan Uggla Back out for season
09/22/15 2B Danny Espinosa Hamstring out for season
09/15/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Oblique out indefinitely
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
09/22/15 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 Nationals
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