Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann (13-9) vs. Williams Perez (6-6)
The Washington Nationals visit Turner Field on Wednesday to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Jordan Zimmermann for the Nationals and Williams Perez for the Braves. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -152 and Atlanta at +142. The over/under was set at 8. The Nationals have a 83-65 over/under record and a 67-89 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Braves are 71-85 against the run line and have a 81-66 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Nationals come into this game with a 80-76 record, and they are 34-41 away from home. Jordan Zimmermann has a 13-9 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.68 and a 1.21 WHIP. In his starts, the Nationals are 19-13 over his 195.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 198 hits during those innings. The Nationals are also 19-12 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 5 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 426 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen while being struck out 409 times and walking 139 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.38 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71.
Washington is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .252 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 62-94 overall record, Atlanta will come into this game 37-38 at home. Williams Perez has a record of 6-6 while sporting an earned run average of 5.04 on the year with a 1.55 WHIP. In his starts, the Braves are 8-11 and he has allowed 124 hits over 110.2 innings pitched this season. The Braves are also 12-6 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 488 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 420 times and walking 211 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 9.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.25 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57.
They are batting .251 as a team, which is good for 17th in the league and hitting .248 at home. The Braves hold a .358 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.43 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 1,473 assists and 4,151 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 87 errors, accumulating 1,534 assists and compiling 4,114 put outs.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 83-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 67-89 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
09/22/15 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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