Monday, June 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Stephen Strasburg
The Atlanta Braves visit Nationals Park on Monday, June 12, 2017 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +212 and Washington at -230. The Braves have a 35-25-1 over/under record and a 33-28-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 31-30-0 against the run line and have a 29-29-3 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 35-25-1 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 33-28-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 29-29-3 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 31-30-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
06/07/17 3B Adonis Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/07)
06/06/17 P Bartolo Colon Oblique 10-day DL (06/06)
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 60-day DL (04/09)
05/28/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 1B Freddie Freeman Wrist 10-day DL (05/18)
05/28/17 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
05/28/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (02/25)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
06/10/17 1B Ryan Zimmerman Back "?" Sunday vs. Texas Rangers
06/06/17 LF Jayson Werth Foot 10-day DL (06/04)
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
05/24/17 LF Chris Heisey Bicep 10-day DL (05/24)
05/17/17 P Joe Blanton Shoulder 10-day DL (05/14)
04/20/17 P Sammy Solis Elbow 10-day DL (04/19)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 27-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 55 strikeouts over his 64.2 innings pitched and he's given up 64 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 170 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 181 hitters and walked 79 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 536 base hits and 277 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 212 batters and struck out 424. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.79.
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As a team Atlanta is hitting .264, good for 7th in the league. The Braves hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Brandon Phillips is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 59 hits this season in 199 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .422 and an OPS+ of 101. Nick Markakis is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 65 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 232 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .366. The Braves have 558 hits, including 111 doubles and 59 home runs. Atlanta has walked 185 times so far this season and they have struck out 446 times as a unit. They have left 429 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 272 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 38-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.80, Stephen Strasburg has a 7-2 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 89 strikeouts over the 80.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 60 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have given up 180 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 165 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 511 base knocks and 242 earned runs this season. They have given up 76 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 182 hitters and struck out 556 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .467 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .341 with an OBP of .388. He has 77 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 226 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .553 with an OPS+ of 145. Bryce Harper is hitting .322 this season and he has an OBP of .431. He has collected 64 hits in 199 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 174 and a slugging percentage of .623. The Nationals as a unit have 588 base hits, including 120 doubles and 90 homers. Washington has walked 216 times this year and they have struck out on 480 occasions. They have had 437 men left on base and have an OPS of .808. They have scored 5.44 runs per game and totaled 332 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +212
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