Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves 4/19/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
by Tony Sink - 4/18/2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Ross vs. Julio Teheran
The Washington Nationals head to Turner Field on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Joe Ross for the Nationals and Julio Teheran for the Braves.
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The odds for this matchup have Washington at +115 and Atlanta at -135. The Nationals have a 6-6-0 over/under mark and a 5-7-0 run line record. The Braves are 7-5-0 against the run line and have a 8-4-0 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 5-7-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 8-4-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 7-5-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/12/17 2B Stephen Drew Hamstring 10-day DL (4/12)
04/10/17 CF Trea Turner Hamstring 10-day DL (04/09)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/17/17 C Tyler Flowers Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. Washington Nationals
04/13/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 10-day DL (04/10)
04/11/17 RF Matt Kemp Hamstring 10-day DL (04/11)
04/03/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 10-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL
03/31/17 P Mauricio Cabrera Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 7-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Ross is expected to make his season debut for Washington. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.25 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .293 against the bullpen and they've struck out 36 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 105 base hits and 55 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 31 batters and struck out 99. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
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As a team Washington is hitting .283, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .351, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Daniel Murphy is hitting .396 with an on-base percentage of .407. He has 21 hits this season in 53 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .642 and an OPS+ of 181. Bryce Harper is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .455. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 45 at bats. His OPS+ is 197 while his slugging percentage is at .644. The Nationals have 117 hits, including 29 doubles and 16 home runs. Washington has walked 42 times so far this season and they have struck out 92 times as a unit. They have left 87 men on base and have a team OPS of .820. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 60 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 6-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.95, Julio Teheran has a 1-0 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 19 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 15 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 34 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 94 base knocks and 42 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 42 hitters and struck out 82 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Brandon Phillips comes into this matchup batting .326 with an OBP of .380. He has 15 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 46 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .457 with an OPS+ of 128. Matt Kemp is hitting .500 this season and he has an OBP of .529. He has collected 8 hits in 16 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 335 and a slugging percentage of 1.125. The Braves as a unit have 110 base hits, including 21 doubles and 15 homers. Atlanta has walked 31 times this year and they have struck out on 89 occasions. They have had 80 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 4.17 runs per game and totaled 50 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals +115
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