Thursday, July 6, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Gio Gonzalez
Nationals Park is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals on Thursday, July 6, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals.
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Atlanta opens at +170 while Washington opens at -180. The Braves have a 42-37-3 over/under record and a 43-39-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 42-42-0 against the run line and have a 42-38-4 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 42-37-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 43-39-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 42-38-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 42-42-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
06/19/17 3B Adonis Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/07)
06/19/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
06/19/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (02/25)
06/11/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/11)
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 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
06/29/17 SS Trea Turner Wrist 10-day DL (06/30)
06/19/17 P Shawn Kelley Trapezius 10-day DL (06/17)
06/11/17 P Koda Glover Back 10-day DL (06/11)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 40-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 3.83 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 76 strikeouts over his 87 innings pitched and he's given up 87 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 240 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 254 hitters and walked 108 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 714 base hits and 365 earned runs. They have allowed 107 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 280 batters and struck out 594. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .263, good for 9th in the league. The Braves hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 88 hits this season in 308 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .383 and an OPS+ of 98. Ender Inciarte is hitting .307 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 345 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .406. The Braves have 738 hits, including 145 doubles and 81 home runs. Atlanta has walked 229 times so far this season and they have struck out 605 times as a unit. They have left 551 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 370 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 50-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.77, Gio Gonzalez has a 7-3 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 104 strikeouts over the 107.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 83 hits. He allows 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.19 and they have given up 251 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 213 batters and walked 80 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 691 base knocks and 338 earned runs this season. They have given up 104 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 247 hitters and struck out 752 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 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .276, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .425. He has 91 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 286 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .598 with an OPS+ of 162. Ryan Zimmerman is hitting .330 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 93 hits in 282 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .610. The Nationals as a unit have 803 base hits, including 169 doubles and 124 homers. Washington has walked 299 times this year and they have struck out on 640 occasions. They have had 592 men left on base and have an OPS of .815. They have scored 5.52 runs per game and totaled 458 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves +170
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