Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. R.A. Dickey
Turner Field is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and R.A. Dickey for the Braves.
Washington opens at -157 while Atlanta opens at +147. The Nationals have a 6-7-0 over/under record and a 6-7-0 run line mark. The Braves are 7-6-0 against the run line and have a 8-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 6-7-0 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 6-7-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 8-5-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 7-6-0 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
04/13/17 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 8-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.00. He has 19 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.16 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .295 against the bullpen and they've struck out 38 hitters and walked 13 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 110 base hits and 56 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 36 batters and struck out 108. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
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As a team Washington is hitting .279, good for 2nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Daniel Murphy is hitting .368 with an on-base percentage of .379. He has 21 hits this season in 57 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .596 and an OPS+ of 162. Bryce Harper is hitting .354 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .475. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 48 at bats. His OPS+ is 213 while his slugging percentage is at .688. The Nationals have 124 hits, including 33 doubles and 16 home runs. Washington has walked 46 times so far this season and they have struck out 96 times as a unit. They have left 93 men on base and have a team OPS of .810. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 63 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 6-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, R.A. Dickey has a 1-1 record and a 1.80 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 11.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 16 hits. He allows 12.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 31 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 35 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 101 base knocks and 45 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 46 hitters and struck out 86 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 8th in the league. The Braves hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Brandon Phillips comes into this matchup batting .320 with an OBP of .370. He has 16 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 50 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .440 with an OPS+ of 121. 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 336 and a slugging percentage of 1.125. The Braves as a unit have 115 base hits, including 21 doubles and 15 homers. Atlanta has walked 36 times this year and they have struck out on 98 occasions. They have had 88 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 3.92 runs per game and totaled 51 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -157
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