Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals 4/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Max Scherzer
Nationals Park is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals on Monday, April 9, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Julio Teheran for the Braves and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
Atlanta opens at +225 while Washington opens at -245. The Braves have a 4-1-3 over/under record and a 6-2-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 3-5-0 against the run line and have a 4-2-2 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 4-1-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 6-2-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 4-2-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 3-5-0 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
04/07/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle is "?" Sunday vs New York Mets
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 5-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 10.13 and a WHIP of 2.00 this year. He has 5 strikeouts over his 8 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 10.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.51 and they have given up 22 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .173 against the bullpen and they've struck out 35 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 64 base hits and 30 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 46 batters and struck out 76. They have walked 5.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .291, good for 1st in the league. The Braves hold a .465 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .375, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.3 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .370 with an on-base percentage of .564. He has 10 hits this season in 27 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .741 and an OPS+ of 260. Ender Inciarte is hitting .222 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .256. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 36 at bats. His OPS+ is 49 while his slugging percentage is at .278. The Braves have 82 hits, including 21 doubles and 8 home runs. Atlanta has walked 35 times so far this season and they have struck out 56 times as a unit. They have left 59 men on base and have a team OPS of .840. They score 7.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 58 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 4-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.64, Max Scherzer has a 1-1 record and a 1.27 WHIP this season. He has 17 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 11 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.57 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 29 batters and walked 12 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 68 base knocks and 38 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 26 hitters and struck out 82 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 20th in the league. The Nationals hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .486. He has 7 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 24 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .917 with an OPS+ of 276. Anthony Rendon is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 9 hits in 33 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .424. The Nationals as a unit have 64 base hits, including 11 doubles and 13 homers. Washington has walked 42 times this year and they have struck out on 68 occasions. They have had 67 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 40 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +225
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