Sunday, August 14, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tyrell Jenkins vs. Tanner Roark
The Atlanta Braves head to Nationals Park on Sunday to take on the Washington Nationals. The probable pitchers are Tyrell Jenkins for the Braves and Tanner Roark for the Nationals. The opening line for this game has Atlanta at +229 and Washington at -250. The over/under is 8.5. The Braves have a 52-57-7 over/under mark and a 57-59-0 run line record, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Nationals are 60-54-0 against the run line and have a 54-53-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Braves head into this game with a 44-72 record, and they are 26-33 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyrell Jenkins has a 2-2 record with an ERA of 3.92 and a WHIP of 1.57. He has 20 strikeouts during his 41.1 innings pitched and he has given up 38 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.4. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have allowed 374 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the pen while they've been struck out 389 times and walked 190 times this year. As a unit, Atlanta has given up 8.59 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 hitters per nine. They are 21st in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.34. The Braves pitchers have collectively given up 999 base hits and 505 earned runs. They have allowed 127 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 406 batters and struck out 873. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team, Atlanta is hitting .245, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .241 average on the road. The Braves have a .363 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .308 which is good for 24th in the league. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.34 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this game hitting .284 and his on-base percentage is at .375. He has 123 hits this season along with 65 runs scored and 53 runs batted in. He's struck out 129 times and has walked 56 times. Nick Markakis is hitting .271 and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 118 hits so far while scoring 45 runs and he's driven in 62. He has walked 50 times and has struck out 76 times. The Braves have 968 hits, including 197 doubles and 78 home runs. They've stolen 56 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. Atlanta has walked 335 times this season and they've struck out 878 times as a unit. They've left 819 men on base and have a team OPS of .672. They score 3.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 415 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this game with a 34-23 home mark and a 67-47 overall record. With an ERA of 2.88, Tanner Roark has a 12-6 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 124 strikeouts over the 150 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 130 hits. He has allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.52. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.01 and they have given up 278 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 338 times and walking 108 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.65 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.33 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.25. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 880 base knocks and 374 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 323 hitters and struck out 1,073. 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 3.45.
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 14th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.56 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .348 and he has an OBP of .388. He has 142 hits this year along with 69 runs scored and 82 RBI. He's struck out 45 times and has walked on 24 occasions. Wilson Ramos is hitting .332 and he has an OBP of .380. 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 50 times. The Nationals as a unit have 976 base hits, including 192 doubles and 150 homers. They have 78 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 29 times. Washington as a team has walked 395 times this year and they have struck out 865 times. They've had 782 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They score 4.69 runs per game and have totaled 535 runs so far this season.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 52-57-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 57-59-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 54-53-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 60-54-0 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 60-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
08/12/16 RF Bryce Harper Neck "?" Saturday 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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