Sunday, May 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Jaime Garcia
Turner Field is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and Jaime Garcia for the Braves.
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Washington opens at -174 while Atlanta opens at +164. The Nationals have a 24-15-2 over/under record and a 19-22-0 run line mark. The Braves are 21-18-0 against the run line and have a 25-14-0 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 24-15-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 19-22-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 25-14-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 21-18-0 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 is upgraded to expected to start Saturday vs. Atlanta Braves
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 Wrist 10-day DL (5/18)
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 25-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 3.42 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 48 strikeouts over his 52.2 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.44 and they have given up 138 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .281 against the bullpen and they've struck out 111 hitters and walked 43 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.8 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 4.5. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 362 base hits and 185 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 137 batters and struck out 340. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
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As a team Washington is hitting .277, good for 1st in the league. The Nationals hold a .480 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .351, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .355 with an on-base percentage of .468. He has 50 hits this season in 141 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .702 and an OPS+ of 203. Daniel Murphy is hitting .325 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 157 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .567. The Nationals have 401 hits, including 89 doubles and 64 home runs. Washington has walked 162 times so far this season and they have struck out 325 times as a unit. They have left 291 men on base and have a team OPS of .831. They score 5.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 241 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 17-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.65, Jaime Garcia has a 1-2 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 40.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 35 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 117 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 115 batters and walked 47 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.6 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 346 base knocks and 185 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 136 hitters and struck out 257 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 4.92.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Braves hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .311 with an OBP of .386. He has 47 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 151 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .397 with an OPS+ of 107. Brandon Phillips is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 36 hits in 127 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .394. The Braves as a unit have 353 base hits, including 62 doubles and 41 homers. Atlanta has walked 128 times this year and they have struck out on 307 occasions. They have had 276 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 181 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -174
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