Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals 8/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Newcomb vs. Max Scherzer
The Atlanta Braves visit Nationals Park on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Sean Newcomb for the Braves and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +207 and Washington at -225. The Braves have a 53-51-4 over/under record and a 56-52-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 54-57-0 against the run line and have a 46-63-2 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 53-51-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 56-52-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 46-63-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 54-57-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
07/31/18 P Peter Moylan Ribs 10-day DL (07/31)
07/31/18 P Sam Freeman Shoulder 10-day DL (07/29)
07/14/18 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 10-day DL (07/14)
06/28/18 P Brandon McCarthy Knee 10-day DL (06/28)
06/27/18 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 60-day DL (06/27)
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
07/26/18 P Stephen Strasburg Neck 10-day DL (07/22)
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 60-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Newcomb has a 10-5 record with an earned run average of 3.23 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 110 strikeouts over his 119.2 innings pitched and he's given up 87 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 327 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 385 hitters and walked 173 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 833 base hits and 417 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 417 batters and struck out 958. They have walked 3.8 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 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 135 hits this season in 423 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 139. Freddie Freeman is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 133 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 421 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .525. The Braves have 976 hits, including 224 doubles and 118 home runs. Atlanta has walked 337 times so far this season and they have struck out 861 times as a unit. They have left 761 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 516 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 57-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.33, Max Scherzer has a 15-5 record and a 0.91 WHIP. He has 210 strikeouts over the 154.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 102 hits. He's allowing 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 306 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 339 batters and walked 115 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 893 base knocks and 421 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 317 hitters and struck out 994 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 14th in the league. The Nationals hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Trea Turner comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .339. He has 119 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 446 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 97. Bryce Harper is hitting .234 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 88 hits in 376 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .495. The Nationals as a unit have 935 base hits, including 181 doubles and 133 homers. Washington has walked 416 times this year and they have struck out on 889 occasions. They have had 783 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 509 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves +207
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