Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves 9/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Lucas Sims
The Washington Nationals head to Turner Field on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Lucas Sims for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have Washington at -153 and Atlanta at +143. The Nationals have a 65-74-10 over/under mark and a 73-76-0 run line record. The Braves are 76-72-0 against the run line and have a 76-67-5 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 65-74-10 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 73-76-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 76-67-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 76-72-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
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)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
09/17/17 LF Matt Kemp Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. Washington Nationals
09/15/17 P Mike Foltynewicz Finger injured last game, is downgraded to expected to miss next scheduled start
09/06/17 CF Danny Santana Quad 60-day DL (09/06)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 90-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 14-7 record with an earned run average of 2.68 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 171 strikeouts over his 184.2 innings pitched and he's given up 143 hits. He allows 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 432 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 404 hitters and walked 147 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,207 base hits and 573 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 451 batters and struck out 1,337. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
As a team Washington is hitting .268, good for 3rd in the league. The Nationals hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Anthony Rendon is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .403. He has 144 hits this season in 474 at bats with 94 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .540 and an OPS+ of 141. Daniel Murphy is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 159 hits and he has driven in 88 men in 500 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .538. The Nationals have 1,367 hits, including 287 doubles and 200 home runs. Washington has walked 495 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,203 times as a unit. They have left 1,005 men on base and have a team OPS of .784. They score 5.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 764 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 67-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.52, Lucas Sims has a 2-5 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 44 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 49 hits. He allows 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 453 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 456 batters and walked 203 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,341 base knocks and 703 earned runs this season. They have given up 182 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 538 hitters and struck out 1,144 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Ender Inciarte comes into this matchup batting .305 with an OBP of .350. He has 190 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 623 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .408 with an OPS+ of 100. Nick Markakis is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 150 hits in 543 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .390. The Braves as a unit have 1,355 base hits, including 269 doubles and 152 homers. Atlanta has walked 433 times this year and they have struck out on 1,089 occasions. They have had 1,030 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 682 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -153
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