Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals 4/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brandon McCarthy vs. A.J. Cole
The Atlanta Braves visit Nationals Park on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Brandon McCarthy for the Braves and A.J. Cole for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +127 and Washington at -137. The Braves have a 4-3-3 over/under record and a 7-3-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 4-6-0 against the run line and have a 5-3-2 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 4-3-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 7-3-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 5-3-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 4-6-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
03/30/18 P Chase Whitley Heel 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 C Tyler Flowers Oblique 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
03/26/18 3B Johan Camargo Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Luiz Gohara Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/02/18 C Matt Wieters Oblique 10-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 10-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/27/18 2B Daniel Murphy Knee 10-day DL (03/27)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 6-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.32 this season. He has 9 strikeouts over his 11.1 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.33 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .168 against the bullpen and they've struck out 39 hitters and walked 30 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.14. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 76 base hits and 32 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 53 batters and struck out 96. They have walked 5.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .267, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .522. He has 11 hits this season in 33 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .667 and an OPS+ of 231. Ender Inciarte is hitting .209 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .255. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 43 at bats. His OPS+ is 44 while his slugging percentage is at .256. The Braves have 92 hits, including 23 doubles and 11 home runs. Atlanta has walked 37 times so far this season and they have struck out 75 times as a unit. They have left 65 men on base and have a team OPS of .786. They score 6.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 62 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 5-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 24.55, A.J. Cole has a 0-1 record and a 3.55 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 3.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 24.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 10.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.40 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 38 batters and walked 13 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 79 base knocks and 44 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 31 hitters and struck out 110 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.48.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 12th in the league. The Nationals hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .351, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .345 with an OBP of .553. He has 10 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 29 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .966 with an OPS+ of 317. Anthony Rendon is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 13 hits in 42 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .452. The Nationals as a unit have 83 base hits, including 18 doubles and 14 homers. Washington has walked 56 times this year and they have struck out on 85 occasions. They have had 91 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 47 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves +127
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