Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals MLB Betting Tips 6/23/2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Soroka vs. Patrick Corbin
Nationals Park is the site where Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals (37-38, 3rd in NL East) will take on the Atlanta Braves (44-32, 1st in NL East) on Sunday. The Nationals open this matchup at -110 while the Braves are priced at +100. The O/U has been set at 9.
The Braves have been strong for baseball wagerers, having gone 44-32-0 SU. Washington is covering 49.3% of the time, going 37-38-0 straight up. The Nationals have been decent for bettors as a favorite, going 26-22-0 SU. The Braves cover 40.9% of the time as the underdog, having gone 9-13-0 straight up.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been a strong Over pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 43-30-3.
The Braves cover 57.1% of the time as the visitor, having gone 20-15-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals cover 55.3% of the time at Nationals Park, going 21-17-0 SU.
The Nationals have been an inconsistent Under pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 38-32-5.
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
6/21/2019 Rafael Bautista RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 27
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 44-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Soroka has a 8-1 record with an earned run average of 2.12 and a WHIP of 0.98 this season. He has 62 strikeouts over his 76.1 innings pitched and he's given up 56 hits. He's allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 261 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 298 hitters and walked 138 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 650 base hits and 319 earned runs. They have allowed 96 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 287 batters and struck out 654. 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 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .314 with an on-base percentage of .401. He has 93 hits this season in 296 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .605 and an OPS+ of 153. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 87 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 301 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .498. The Braves have 700 hits, including 131 doubles and 116 home runs. Atlanta has walked 280 times so far this season and they have struck out 644 times as a unit. They have left 546 men on base and have a team OPS of .802. They score 5.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 410 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 37-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.90, Patrick Corbin has a 6-5 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 102 strikeouts over the 92.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 79 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.04 and they have given up 241 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 230 batters and walked 96 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 4.57. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 635 base knocks and 335 earned runs this season. They have given up 93 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 241 hitters and struck out 704 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 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Anthony Rendon comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .405. He has 70 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 224 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .647 with an OPS+ of 164. Adam Eaton is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 75 hits in 272 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .393. The Nationals as a unit have 639 base hits, including 124 doubles and 105 homers. Washington has walked 244 times this year and they have struck out on 644 occasions. They have had 500 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 4.95 runs per game and totaled 371 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves +100
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