Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals 8/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. Gio Gonzalez
Nationals Park is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals on Thursday, August 9, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Anibal Sanchez for the Braves and Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals.
Atlanta opens at +127 while Washington opens at -137. The Braves have a 54-52-4 over/under record and a 57-53-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 55-58-0 against the run line and have a 47-64-2 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 54-52-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 57-53-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 47-64-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 55-58-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
08/08/18 P Max Fried Groin 10-day DL (08/08)
08/08/18 P Shane Carle Shoulder 10-day DL (08/08)
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 61-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 6-3 record with an earned run average of 2.89 and a WHIP of 1.06 this year. He has 83 strikeouts over his 84 innings pitched and he's given up 63 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 340 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 393 hitters and walked 179 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 852 base hits and 426 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 426 batters and struck out 974. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .258, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .397. He has 135 hits this season in 428 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .521 and an OPS+ of 150. Nick Markakis is hitting .323 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .388. He has totaled 139 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 431 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .492. The Braves have 990 hits, including 225 doubles and 120 home runs. Atlanta has walked 341 times so far this season and they have struck out 879 times as a unit. They have left 773 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 522 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 58-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.04, Gio Gonzalez has a 6-8 record and a 1.51 WHIP this season. He has 108 strikeouts over the 118 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 119 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 313 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 348 batters and walked 117 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 3.8. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 907 base knocks and 427 earned runs this season. They have given up 128 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 321 hitters and struck out 1,012 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 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 13th in the league. The Nationals hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .234 with an OBP of .377. He has 90 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 385 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 128. Trea Turner is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 122 hits in 454 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .414. The Nationals as a unit have 954 base hits, including 187 doubles and 136 homers. Washington has walked 425 times this year and they have struck out on 905 occasions. They have had 800 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.58 runs per game and totaled 518 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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