Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals 7/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Newcomb vs. Gio Gonzalez
The Atlanta Braves visit Nationals Park on Saturday, July 21, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Sean Newcomb for the Braves and Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +129 and Washington at -139. The Braves have a 46-44-4 over/under record and a 49-45-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 45-51-0 against the run line and have a 39-55-2 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 46-44-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 49-45-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 39-55-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 45-51-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
07/14/18 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 10-day DL (07/14)
07/06/18 P Max Fried Finger 10-day DL (07/06)
06/28/18 P Brandon McCarthy Knee 10-day DL (06/28)
06/22/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 60-day DL (04/18)
06/22/18 P Michael Soroka Shoulder 60-day DL (06/20)
03/30/18 P Chase Whitley Heel 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
07/10/18 P Sean Doolittle Toe 10-day DL (07/07)
07/05/18 P Erick Fedde Oblique 10-day DL (07/05)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
06/09/18 P Stephen Strasburg Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
05/12/18 1B Ryan Zimmerman Back 60-day DL (05/12)
04/21/18 P Matt Grace Groin 10-day DL (04/21)
04/19/18 C Jhonatan Solano Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 60-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 52-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Newcomb has a 8-5 record with an earned run average of 3.51 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 97 strikeouts over his 105 innings pitched and he's given up 82 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 291 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 339 hitters and walked 159 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 724 base hits and 363 earned runs. They have allowed 98 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 367 batters and struck out 837. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .258, good for 6th in the league. The Braves hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 120 hits this season in 371 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .488 and an OPS+ of . Freddie Freeman is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .405. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 362 at bats. His OPS+ is while his slugging percentage is at .533. The Braves have 850 hits, including 194 doubles and 101 home runs. Atlanta has walked 306 times so far this season and they have struck out 752 times as a unit. They have left 672 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 456 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 48-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.72, Gio Gonzalez has a 6-6 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 94 strikeouts over the 101.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 100 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 262 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 303 batters and walked 101 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 763 base knocks and 369 earned runs this season. They have given up 112 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 284 hitters and struck out 865 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 21st in the league. The Nationals hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Trea Turner comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .343. He has 103 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 386 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .402 with an OPS+ of . Bryce Harper is hitting .214 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 70 hits in 327 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of and a slugging percentage of .468. The Nationals as a unit have 791 base hits, including 151 doubles and 112 homers. Washington has walked 354 times this year and they have struck out on 786 occasions. They have had 668 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.34 runs per game and totaled 417 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves +129
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