Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves 9/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Sean Newcomb
The Washington Nationals head to SunTrust Park on Sunday, September 16, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Tanner Roark for the Nationals and Sean Newcomb for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have Washington at +128 and Atlanta at -138. The Nationals have a 68-76-4 over/under mark and a 70-78-0 run line record. The Braves are 76-71-0 against the run line and have a 70-72-5 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 68-76-4 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 70-78-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 70-72-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 76-71-0 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
09/15/18 P Luiz Gohara Shoulder 60-day DL (09/14)
09/14/18 3B Johan Camargo Groin is doubtful Saturday 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)
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 74-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 8-15 record with an earned run average of 4.37 and a WHIP of 1.28 this year. He has 143 strikeouts over his 175 innings pitched and he's given up 176 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 432 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 450 hitters and walked 163 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.3 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 4.03. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,216 base hits and 592 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 431 batters and struck out 1,291. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 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 .247 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 124 hits this season in 502 at bats with 95 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 130. Trea Turner is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 162 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 605 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .407. The Nationals have 1,268 hits, including 254 doubles and 176 home runs. Washington has walked 555 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,184 times as a unit. They have left 1,060 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 692 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 83-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.82, Sean Newcomb has a 12-8 record and a 1.31 WHIP this season. He has 148 strikeouts over the 155.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 130 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 457 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 503 batters and walked 237 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 1,134 base knocks and 544 earned runs this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 559 hitters and struck out 1,282 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .388. He has 173 hits this year along with 86 RBI in 566 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .498 with an OPS+ of 138. Nick Markakis is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 176 hits in 572 at bats while driving in 91 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .458. The Braves as a unit have 1,327 base hits, including 292 doubles and 165 homers. Atlanta has walked 457 times this year and they have struck out on 1,152 occasions. They have had 1,041 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 700 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals +128
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