Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves 9/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jefry Rodriguez vs. Julio Teheran
SunTrust Park is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jefry Rodriguez for the Nationals and Julio Teheran for the Braves.
Washington opens at +135 while Atlanta opens at -145. The Nationals have a 67-76-4 over/under record and a 70-77-0 run line mark. 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 67-76-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 70-77-0 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 74-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jefry Rodriguez has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.89 and a WHIP of 1.58 this year. He has 35 strikeouts over his 44.1 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 426 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 446 hitters and walked 161 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 1,203 base hits and 582 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 426 batters and struck out 1,281. 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 4.11.
As a team Washington is hitting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Nationals hold a .415 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. Trea Turner is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 160 hits this season in 600 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .405 and an OPS+ of 94. Bryce Harper is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .388. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 94 men in 497 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .503. The Nationals have 1,259 hits, including 250 doubles and 175 home runs. Washington has walked 549 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,181 times as a unit. They have left 1,051 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 687 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 82-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.95, Julio Teheran has a 9-7 record and a 1.16 WHIP this season. He has 145 strikeouts over the 159.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 112 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.84. 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. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .371. He has 174 hits this year along with 88 RBI in 569 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .457 with an OPS+ of 123. Freddie Freeman is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 173 hits in 564 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .500. 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?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves -145
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