Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves 4/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Mike Foltynewicz
The Washington Nationals visit SunTrust Park on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -182 and Atlanta at +172. The Nationals have a 2-1-1 over/under record and a 3-1-0 run line mark. The Braves are 2-2-0 against the run line and have a 2-0-2 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 2-1-1 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 3-1-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 2-0-2 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 2-2-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/02/18 C Matt Wieters Oblique 10-day DL (04/02)
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 have a 4-0 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer had a 16-6 record with an earned run average of 2.51 and a WHIP of 0.90 last season. He had 268 strikeouts over his 200.2 innings pitched and he gave up 126 hits. He allowed 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.75 and they have given up 8 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 12 hitters and walked 4 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 2.75. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 30 base hits and 11 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 8 batters and struck out 42. They have walked 2 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 2.81.
As a team Washington is hitting .270, good for 5th in the league. The Nationals hold a .504 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .380, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .417 with an on-base percentage of .550. He has 5 hits this season in 12 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of 1.167 and an OPS+ of 346. Anthony Rendon is hitting .211 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .250. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 19 at bats. His OPS+ is 63 while his slugging percentage is at .368. The Nationals have 38 hits, including 6 doubles and 9 home runs. Washington has walked 24 times so far this season and they have struck out 30 times as a unit. They have left 34 men on base and have a team OPS of .884. They score 7.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 29 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta had a 2-2 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 4.79, Mike Foltynewicz had a 10-13 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He had 143 strikeouts over the 154 innings he pitched. He also gave up 169 hits. He allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.55 and they have given up 12 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 19 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 32 base knocks and 18 earned runs this season. They have given up 4 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 25 hitters and struck out 40 batters. They give up a walk 5.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .285, good for 2nd in the league. The Braves hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .360, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.3 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .600. He has 4 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 12 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .667 with an OPS+ of 239. Ender Inciarte is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 6 hits in 19 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 78 and a slugging percentage of .368. The Braves as a unit have 41 base hits, including 8 doubles and 4 homers. Atlanta has walked 15 times this year and they have struck out on 29 occasions. They have had 30 men left on base and have an OPS of .797. They have scored 7 runs per game and totaled 28 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves +172
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