Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals MLB Betting Tips 6/22/2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Anibal Sanchez
Nationals Park is the site where Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (36-38, 3rd in NL East) will play the Atlanta Braves (44-31, 1st in NL East) on Saturday. The line on this contest has the Braves coming in at +120 and the Nationals are at -130. The over/under is set at 10.5.
The Braves have been a strong choice for MLB wagerers, having gone 44-31-0 SU. Washington covers 48.6% of the time, going 36-38-0 straight up. The Nationals have been less than ideal for Las Vegas oddsmakers as favorites, going 25-22-0 SU. Atlanta covers 42.9% of the time as the underdog, having gone 9-12-0 straight up.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been a great Over option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 43-29-3.
The Braves are covering 58.8% of the time as the road team, having gone 20-14-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington covers 54.0% of the time at Nationals Park, going 20-17-0 SU.
The Nationals have been a great Over option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 38-31-5.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
6/19/2019 Sean Newcomb RP Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/17/2019 Ender Inciarte CF Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/14/2019 Darren O'Day RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 24
6/11/2019 Kevin Gausman SP Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
6/5/2019 Jacob Lindgren RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
6/20/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/16/2019 Kyle Barraclough RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/15/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
6/13/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 17
6/13/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
6/13/2019 Justin Miller RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 3
6/4/2019 Rafael Bautista RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 44-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 5.53 and a WHIP of 1.34 this season. He has 48 strikeouts over his 55.1 innings pitched and he's given up 56 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 261 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 295 hitters and walked 136 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 643 base hits and 319 earned runs. They have allowed 95 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 285 batters and struck out 648. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.51.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 87 hits this season in 297 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .505 and an OPS+ of 123. Freddie Freeman is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .403. He has totaled 92 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 292 at bats. His OPS+ is 154 while his slugging percentage is at .606. The Braves have 692 hits, including 129 doubles and 115 home runs. Atlanta has walked 276 times so far this season and they have struck out 637 times as a unit. They have left 538 men on base and have a team OPS of .803. They score 5.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 407 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 36-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.84, Anibal Sanchez has a 3-6 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 65.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 61 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.13 and they have given up 238 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 228 batters and walked 95 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 627 base knocks and 332 earned runs this season. They have given up 92 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 237 hitters and struck out 697 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Nationals hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .360. He has 75 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 272 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .393 with an OPS+ of 94. Anthony Rendon is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .407. He has collected 69 hits in 220 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 166 and a slugging percentage of .655. The Nationals as a unit have 631 base hits, including 123 doubles and 104 homers. Washington has walked 242 times this year and they have struck out on 638 occasions. They have had 491 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 4.96 runs per game and totaled 367 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves +120
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