Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals 7/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Max Scherzer
The Atlanta Braves visit Nationals Park on Sunday, July 22, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +215 and Washington at -234. The Braves have a 47-44-4 over/under record and a 50-45-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 45-52-0 against the run line and have a 40-55-2 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 47-44-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 50-45-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 40-55-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 45-52-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
07/21/18 2B Ozzie Albies Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Washington Nationals
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)
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
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 53-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 2.66 and a WHIP of 1.11 this season. He has 120 strikeouts over his 101.2 innings pitched and he's given up 71 hits. He's allowed 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 293 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 341 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 3.84. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 732 base hits and 368 earned runs. They have allowed 101 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 370 batters and struck out 847. 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 4.09.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .259, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 121 hits this season in 375 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .485 and an OPS+ of 138. Freddie Freeman is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .405. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 64 men in 367 at bats. His OPS+ is 156 while his slugging percentage is at .534. The Braves have 862 hits, including 199 doubles and 103 home runs. Atlanta has walked 310 times so far this season and they have struck out 758 times as a unit. They have left 680 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 464 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 48-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.41, Max Scherzer has a 12-5 record and a 0.90 WHIP. He has 182 strikeouts over the 134.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 87 hits. He's allowing 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 266 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 303 batters and walked 103 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 775 base knocks and 377 earned runs this season. They have given up 114 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 288 hitters and struck out 871 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.00.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The Nationals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 11th 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 104 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 390 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .408 with an OPS+ of 98. Bryce Harper is hitting .215 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 71 hits in 331 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .465. The Nationals as a unit have 799 base hits, including 152 doubles and 115 homers. Washington has walked 357 times this year and they have struck out on 796 occasions. They have had 674 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 4.35 runs per game and totaled 422 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves +215
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