Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves 6/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Brandon McCarthy
The Washington Nationals head to SunTrust Park on Saturday, June 2, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Brandon McCarthy for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have Washington at -115 and Atlanta at +105. The Nationals have a 22-31-2 over/under mark and a 29-26-0 run line record. The Braves are 31-25-0 against the run line and have a 26-27-3 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 22-31-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 29-26-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 26-27-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 31-25-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/23/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Blister is "?" next start
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
05/21/18 P Ryan Madson Chest 10-day DL (05/17)
05/12/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle 60-day DL (04/09)
05/12/18 1B Ryan Zimmerman Back 10-day DL (05/12)
05/11/18 C Matt Wieters Hamstring 10-day DL (05/11)
04/21/18 P Matt Grace Groin 10-day DL (04/21)
04/19/18 C Jhonatan Solano Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
04/17/18 RF Brian Goodwin Wrist 10-day DL (04/16)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 60-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/27/18 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
05/28/18 CF Ronald Acuna Jr. Knee 10-day DL (05/28)
05/18/18 P Michael Soroka Shoulder 10-day DL (05/14)
04/18/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 10-day DL (04/18)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 32-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 2.10 and a WHIP of 1.29 this year. He has 63 strikeouts over his 64.1 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 168 hitters and walked 57 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.23. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 403 base hits and 180 earned runs. They have allowed 53 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 159 batters and struck out 544. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.43.
As a team Washington is hitting .240, good for 19th in the league. The Nationals hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 59 hits this season in 220 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .409 and an OPS+ of 108. Bryce Harper is hitting .234 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 192 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .547. The Nationals have 449 hits, including 93 doubles and 72 home runs. Washington has walked 212 times so far this season and they have struck out 441 times as a unit. They have left 390 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 243 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 33-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.02, Brandon McCarthy has a 5-2 record and a 1.59 WHIP this season. He has 45 strikeouts over the 57.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 72 hits. He allows 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 168 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 205 batters and walked 102 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 446 base knocks and 203 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 232 hitters and struck out 491 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 2nd in the league. The Braves hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .401. He has 74 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 222 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .505 with an OPS+ of 148. Freddie Freeman is hitting .335 this season and he has an OBP of .435. He has collected 71 hits in 212 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .538. The Braves as a unit have 516 base hits, including 109 doubles and 65 homers. Atlanta has walked 204 times this year and they have struck out on 435 occasions. They have had 410 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 5.04 runs per game and totaled 282 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves +105
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