Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves 9/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Kevin Gausman
The Washington Nationals head to SunTrust Park on Friday, September 14, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Kevin Gausman for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have Washington at -152 and Atlanta at +142. The Nationals have a 67-75-4 over/under mark and a 69-77-0 run line record. The Braves are 75-71-0 against the run line and have a 69-72-5 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 67-75-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 69-77-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 69-72-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 75-71-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
08/21/18 P Tommy Milone Shoulder 10-day DL (08/20)
08/14/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 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)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
09/12/18 3B Johan Camargo Groin is questionable Friday vs Washington Nationals
08/08/18 P Max Fried Groin 10-day DL (08/08)
07/31/18 P Peter Moylan Ribs 60-day DL (07/31)
07/14/18 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 60-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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 74-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 17-6 record with an earned run average of 2.31 and a WHIP of 0.88 this year. He has 271 strikeouts over his 202.2 innings pitched and he's given up 133 hits. He allows 5.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 420 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 442 hitters and walked 159 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,193 base hits and 578 earned runs. They have allowed 178 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 422 batters and struck out 1,277. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team Washington is hitting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Nationals hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 123 hits this season in 493 at bats with 94 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .507 and an OPS+ of 133. Trea Turner is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 159 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 595 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .405. The Nationals have 1,252 hits, including 249 doubles and 174 home runs. Washington has walked 545 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,173 times as a unit. They have left 1,042 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 684 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 82-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.89, Kevin Gausman has a 9-10 record and a 1.29 WHIP this season. He has 134 strikeouts over the 166.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 172 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 455 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 501 batters and walked 233 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,125 base knocks and 540 earned runs this season. They have given up 136 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 553 hitters and struck out 1,279 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .388. He has 173 hits this year along with 85 RBI in 564 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 139. Nick Markakis is hitting .306 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 174 hits in 569 at bats while driving in 88 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .457. The Braves as a unit have 1,314 base hits, including 288 doubles and 165 homers. Atlanta has walked 452 times this year and they have struck out on 1,142 occasions. They have had 1,031 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 690 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +142
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