Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves 9/21/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. R.A. Dickey
Turner Field is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Tanner Roark for the Nationals and R.A. Dickey for the Braves.
Washington opens at -136 while Atlanta opens at +126. The Nationals have a 65-75-10 over/under record and a 74-76-0 run line mark. The Braves are 76-73-0 against the run line and have a 76-68-5 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 65-75-10 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 74-76-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 76-68-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 76-73-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
09/19/17 2B Daniel Murphy Hamstring is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Atlanta Braves
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
09/19/17 RF Ender Inciarte Thumb left last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Washington Nationals
09/19/17 LF Matt Kemp Hamstring "?" Wednesday 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 91-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 13-9 record with an earned run average of 4.43 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 154 strikeouts over his 168.2 innings pitched and he's given up 162 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 432 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 406 hitters and walked 148 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,212 base hits and 575 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 453 batters and struck out 1,346. 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 4.04.
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 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Anthony Rendon is hitting .305 with an on-base percentage of .403. He has 146 hits this season in 479 at bats with 95 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .541 and an OPS+ of 142. 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 1,378 base hits, including 293 doubles and 200 homers. Washington has walked 497 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,209 times as a team. They have left 1,014 runners on base and have a team OPS of .784. They tally 5.12 runs per contest and have totaled 768 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 67-82 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.41, R.A. Dickey has a 9-10 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 128 strikeouts over the 175.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 184 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 453 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 458 batters and walked 205 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 4.78. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,352 base knocks and 707 earned runs this season. They have given up 182 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 540 hitters and struck out 1,150 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 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Ender Inciarte comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .349. He has 190 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 625 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .406 with an OPS+ of 99. Nick Markakis is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 151 hits in 547 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .389. The Braves as a team have 1,360 base knocks, including 270 doubles and 152 home runs. Atlanta has walked 435 times this season and they have struck out 1,098 times. They have had 1,035 runners left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.59 runs per contest and totaled 684 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Nationals -136 and under 9 total runs
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