Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals 9/14/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Tanner Roark
The Atlanta Braves visit Nationals Park on Thursday, September 14, 2017 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Tanner Roark for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +178 and Washington at -190. The Braves have a 74-64-5 over/under record and a 75-68-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 70-74-0 against the run line and have a 63-71-10 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 74-64-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 75-68-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 63-71-10 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 70-74-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
09/06/17 CF Danny Santana Quad 60-day DL (09/06)
09/02/17 P Jason Motte Oblique 10-day DL (09/01)
06/19/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
06/11/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/11)
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 60-day DL (04/09)
05/28/17 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
09/12/17 LF Jayson Werth Shoulder "?" Wednesday vs. Atlanta Braves
09/07/17 P Erick Fedde Forearm 60-day DL (09/04)
08/28/17 2B Stephen Drew Abdominal 60-day DL (07/29)
08/16/17 LF Brian Goodwin Groin 10-day DL (08/16)
08/13/17 RF Bryce Harper Knee 10-day DL (08/13)
07/26/17 LF Ryan Raburn Trapezius 60-day DL (07/22)
07/23/17 LF Chris Heisey Groin 10-day DL (07/23)
07/17/17 P Joe Ross Tricep 60-day DL (07/14)
07/17/17 P Koda Glover Back 60-day DL (06/11)
06/02/17 CF Adam Eaton ACL 60-day DL (04/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 65-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 10-12 record with an earned run average of 4.74 and a WHIP of 1.49. He has 140 strikeouts over his 150 innings pitched and he's given up 165 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 440 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 438 hitters and walked 197 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1,292 base hits and 683 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 522 batters and struck out 1,096. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .265, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Ender Inciarte is hitting .307 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 185 hits this season in 602 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .410 and an OPS+ of 101. Nick Markakis is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 146 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 518 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .402. The Braves have 1,303 hits, including 258 doubles and 147 home runs. Atlanta has walked 417 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,038 times as a unit. They have left 988 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 657 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 88-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.48, Tanner Roark has a 12-9 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 147 strikeouts over the 162.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 158 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 422 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 383 batters and walked 143 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,156 base knocks and 544 earned runs this season. They have given up 173 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 432 hitters and struck out 1,277 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 3rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Ryan Zimmerman comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .358. He has 142 hits this year along with 95 RBI in 472 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .557 with an OPS+ of 132. Daniel Murphy is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 156 hits in 486 at bats while driving in 88 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .547. The Nationals as a unit have 1,326 base hits, including 280 doubles and 196 homers. Washington has walked 480 times this year and they have struck out on 1,150 occasions. They have had 972 men left on base and have an OPS of .791. They have scored 5.23 runs per game and totaled 748 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +178
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