Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves 4/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Sean Newcomb
The Washington Nationals visit SunTrust Park on Monday, April 2, 2018 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Tanner Roark for the Nationals and Sean Newcomb for the Braves.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -132 and Atlanta at +122. The Nationals had a 71-85-11 over/under record and a 80-87-0 run line mark last season. The Braves were 83-79-0 against the run line and had a 81-76-5 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals were 71-85-11 against the over/under last year
The Washington Nationals were 80-87-0 against the run line last season
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves were 81-76-5 against the over/under last year
The Atlanta Braves were 83-79-0 against the run line last season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
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)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals had a 97-65 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark had a 13-11 record with an earned run average of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.34. He had 166 strikeouts over his 181.1 innings pitched and he gave up 178 hits. He allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.41 and they gave up 462 base hits on the year. Teams hit .251 against the bullpen while striking out 445 hitters and walking 165 batters. As a team, Washington allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They were 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Nationals pitchers collectively gave up 1,300 base hits and 623 earned runs last year. They allowed 189 home runs last season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Washington as a pitching staff walked 495 batters and struck out 1,457. They walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit was 3.99.
As a team Washington hit .266, good for 4th in the league. The Nationals held a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which was good for 9th in baseball. They ranked 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Bryce Harper hit .319 with an on-base percentage of .413 last year. He had 134 hits last season in 420 at bats with 87 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .595 and an OPS+ of 157. Ryan Zimmerman hit .303 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .358. He totaled 159 hits and he drove in 108 men in 524 at bats. His OPS+ was 135 while his slugging percentage was at .573. The Nationals had 1,477 hits last season, including 311 doubles and 215 home runs. Washington walked 542 times last year and they struck out 1,327 times as a unit. They left 1,101 men on base and had a team OPS of .782. They scored 5.06 runs per contest and scored a total of 819 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta had a 72-90 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 4.32, Sean Newcomb had a 4-9 record and a 1.57 WHIP. He had 108 strikeouts over the 100 innings he pitched. He also gave up 100 hits. He allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.19. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.58 and they gave up 493 base hits on the year. Teams hit .243 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers struck out 501 batters and walked 225 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They were 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Braves pitchers as a team surrendered 1,463 base knocks and 756 earned runs last season. They gave up 192 home runs last year, which ranked 21st in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff walked 584 hitters and struck out 1,258 batters. They gave up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.42 while their FIP as a staff was 4.51.
As a team, they batted .263, good for 6th in the league. The Braves held a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which was good for 14th in baseball. They ranked 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup after batting .307 with an OBP of .403 last season. He had 135 hits last year along with 71 RBI in 440 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .586 with an OPS+ of 157. Ender Inciarte hit .304 last season and he had an OBP of .350. He collected 201 hits in 662 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He had an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .409. The Braves as a unit had 1,467 base hits last season, including 289 doubles and 165 homers. Atlanta walked 474 times last year and they struck out on 1,184 occasions. They left 1,127 men on base and had an OPS of .738. They scored 4.52 runs per game and totaled 732 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves +122
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