Friday, August 12, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Stephen Strasburg
The Atlanta Braves head to Nationals Park on Friday to take on the Washington Nationals. The probable pitchers are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals. The opening line for this game has Atlanta at +255 and Washington at -280. The over/under is 7.5. The Braves have a 50-57-7 over/under mark and a 56-58-0 run line record, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Nationals are 60-53-0 against the run line and have a 53-53-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Braves head into this game with a 43-71 record, and they are 25-32 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 5-5 record with an ERA of 4.37 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 66 strikeouts during his 78.1 innings pitched and he has given up 79 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.67. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have allowed 363 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the pen while they've been struck out 384 times and walked 184 times this year. As a unit, Atlanta has given up 8.53 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.54 hitters per nine. They are 20th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.28. The Braves pitchers have collectively given up 976 base hits and 490 earned runs. They have allowed 123 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 398 batters and struck out 863. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
As a team, Atlanta is hitting .244, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .240 average on the road. The Braves have a .361 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .307 which is good for 25th in the league. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.33 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this game hitting .280 and his on-base percentage is at .369. He has 120 hits this season along with 62 runs scored and 48 runs batted in. He's struck out 128 times and has walked 53 times. Nick Markakis is hitting .273 and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 116 hits so far while scoring 45 runs and he's driven in 61. He has walked 50 times and has struck out 72 times. The Braves have 950 hits, including 192 doubles and 74 home runs. They've stolen 56 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. Atlanta has walked 326 times this season and they've struck out 865 times as a unit. They've left 803 men on base and have a team OPS of .668. They score 3.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 404 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this game with a 34-22 home mark and a 67-46 overall record. With an ERA of 2.80, Stephen Strasburg has a 15-2 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 169 strikeouts over the 138.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 101 hits. He has allowed 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.79. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.99 and they have given up 276 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 336 times and walking 105 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.64 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.33 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.21. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 871 base knocks and 366 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 104 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 318 hitters and struck out 1,064. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.40.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .247 average at home. The Nationals hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.56 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .346 and he has an OBP of .385. He has 140 hits this year along with 67 runs scored and 82 RBI. He's struck out 45 times and has walked on 23 occasions. Wilson Ramos is hitting .336 and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 117 hits so far while he's scored 52 runs and drove in 63. He has earned a walk 28 times and has punched out 48 times. The Nationals as a unit have 967 base hits, including 190 doubles and 149 homers. They have 76 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 29 times. Washington as a team has walked 392 times this year and they have struck out 860 times. They've had 776 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They score 4.69 runs per game and have totaled 530 runs so far this season.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 50-57-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 56-58-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 53-53-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 60-53-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/11/16 P Joel De La Cruz Knee left last start, "?" for next start
08/09/16 P Chris Withrow Elbow 15-day DL (8/5)
08/02/16 P Julio Teheran Back 15-day DL (7/31)
08/01/16 P Matt Marksberry Shoulder 15-day DL (7/31)
07/16/16 P Arodys Vizcaino Oblique 15-day DL (7/15)
07/12/16 C Tyler Flowers Hand 15-day DL (7/10)
06/28/16 P John Gant Oblique 15-day DL (6/27)
06/20/16 LF Mallex Smith Thumb 15-day DL (6/20)
06/08/16 P Williams Perez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/7)
04/12/16 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 60-day DL (4/11)
04/04/16 P Andrew McKirahan Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Paco Rodriguez Elbow out for season
08/11/16 RF Bryce Harper Neck "?" Friday vs. Atlanta Braves
08/07/16 1B Ryan Zimmerman Wrist 15-day DL (8/1)
07/30/16 C Jose Lobaton Elbow 15-day DL (7/20)
07/27/16 2B Stephen Drew Vertigo 15-day DL (7/24)
07/03/16 P Joe Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (7/3)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals
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