Friday, May 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. R.A. Dickey
The Washington Nationals head to Turner Field on Friday, May 19, 2017 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and R.A. Dickey for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have Washington at -142 and Atlanta at +132. The Nationals have a 22-15-2 over/under mark and a 19-20-0 run line record. The Braves are 20-17-0 against the run line and have a 23-14-0 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 22-15-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 19-20-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 23-14-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 20-17-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/17/17 P Joe Blanton Shoulder 10-day DL (5/17)
05/14/17 P Max Scherzer Knee injured last game, "?" for next scheduled start
04/29/17 CF Adam Eaton Knee 10-day DL (04/29)
04/20/17 P Sammy Solis Elbow 10-day DL (04/19)
04/12/17 2B Stephen Drew Hamstring 10-day DL (04/12)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/18/17 3B Adonis Garcia Achilles 10-day DL (5/16)
05/18/17 1B Freddie Freeman Hand is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
04/13/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 10-day DL (4/10)
04/03/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (2/25)
03/31/17 P Mauricio Cabrera Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 25-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.47 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 41 strikeouts over his 51 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.31 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the bullpen and they've struck out 106 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 337 base hits and 169 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 125 batters and struck out 327. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
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As a team Washington is hitting .280, good for 1st in the league. The Nationals hold a .485 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .355, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.9 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .376 with an on-base percentage of .491. He has 50 hits this season in 133 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .744 and an OPS+ of 220. Daniel Murphy is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 149 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .523. The Nationals have 387 hits, including 84 doubles and 62 home runs. Washington has walked 155 times so far this season and they have struck out 308 times as a unit. They have left 278 men on base and have a team OPS of .839. They score 5.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 233 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 16-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.22, R.A. Dickey has a 3-3 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 42.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 41 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 108 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 326 base knocks and 174 earned runs this season. They have given up 51 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 129 hitters and struck out 244 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.88.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 8th in the league. The Braves hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .395. He has 45 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 142 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .408 with an OPS+ of 113. Brandon Phillips is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 34 hits in 122 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 86 and a slugging percentage of .393. The Braves as a unit have 334 base hits, including 59 doubles and 38 homers. Atlanta has walked 120 times this year and they have struck out on 287 occasions. They have had 257 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 174 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -142
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