Friday, July 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey vs. Max Scherzer
The Atlanta Braves visit Nationals Park on Friday, July 7, 2017 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are R.A. Dickey for the Braves and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +242 and Washington at -265. The Braves have a 43-37-3 over/under record and a 43-40-0 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 43-37-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 43-40-0 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
07/06/17 P Arodys Vizcaino Finger 10-day DL (07/03)
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 40-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 4.44 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 62 strikeouts over his 97.1 innings pitched and he's given up 97 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 246 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 256 hitters and walked 110 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 749 base hits and 391 earned runs. They have allowed 110 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 287 batters and struck out 606. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.72.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Braves hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .363. He has 90 hits this season in 316 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .383 and an OPS+ of 97. Ender Inciarte is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 108 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 354 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .410. The Braves have 754 hits, including 150 doubles and 82 home runs. Atlanta has walked 234 times so far this season and they have struck out 623 times as a unit. They have left 563 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 378 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 50-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.94, Max Scherzer has a 10-5 record and a 0.77 WHIP. He has 163 strikeouts over the 120.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 67 hits. He allows 5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.62. 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 702 base knocks and 342 earned runs this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 250 hitters and struck out 760 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .277, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, 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 .324 with an OBP of .431. He has 94 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 290 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .600 with an OPS+ of 165. 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 150 and a slugging percentage of .610. The Nationals as a unit have 817 base hits, including 172 doubles and 124 homers. Washington has walked 304 times this year and they have struck out on 647 occasions. They have had 599 men left on base and have an OPS of .816. They have scored 5.58 runs per game and totaled 469 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +242
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