Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals MLB Tips 9/13/2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Soroka vs. Max Scherzer
Nationals Park is the venue where Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals (80-64, 2nd in NL East) will take on the Atlanta Braves (91-56, 1st in NL East) on Friday. The Nationals open this contest at -165 while the Braves are coming in at +155. The over/under is set at 8.5.
The Braves have been a strong choice for baseball bettors, having gone 91-56-0 SU. The Nationals cover 55.6% of the time, going 80-64-0 straight up.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been a hot and cold Under bet for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 69-70-8.
Atlanta covers 61.1% of the time as the visitor, having gone 44-28-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington covers 58.6% of the time at Nationals Park, going 41-29-0 SU.
The Nationals have been a hot and cold Under bet for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 67-69-8.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
9/11/2019 Johan Camargo SS Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/11/2019 Grant Dayton RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/9/2019 Nick Markakis RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/5/2019 Alex Jackson C Knee Out for the season
8/19/2019 Jacob Webb RP Elbow Out for the season
8/17/2019 Ender Inciarte CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
9/10/2019 Joe Ross RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/10/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/10/2019 Kurt Suzuki C Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/7/2019 Roenis Elias RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/4/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/30/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 91-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Soroka has a 11-4 record with an earned run average of 2.67 and a WHIP of 1.11 this season. He has 126 strikeouts over his 158.2 innings pitched and he's given up 140 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 509 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 533 hitters and walked 233 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1,298 base hits and 617 earned runs. They have allowed 187 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 514 batters and struck out 1,270. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Braves hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .305 with an on-base percentage of .396. He has 171 hits this season in 561 at bats with 117 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .572 and an OPS+ of 142. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 166 hits and he has driven in 94 men in 589 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Braves have 1,306 hits, including 253 doubles and 231 home runs. Atlanta has walked 558 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,322 times as a unit. They have left 1,024 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 5.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 786 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 80-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.56, Max Scherzer has a 10-5 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 216 strikeouts over the 154.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 125 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.79 and they have given up 473 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 445 batters and walked 194 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,207 base knocks and 617 earned runs this season. They have given up 183 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 461 hitters and struck out 1,341 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 7th in the league. The Nationals hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Anthony Rendon comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .415. He has 164 hits this year along with 114 RBI in 493 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .623 with an OPS+ of 158. Juan Soto is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .405. He has collected 145 hits in 491 at bats while driving in 102 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .574. The Nationals as a unit have 1,295 base hits, including 265 doubles and 208 homers. Washington has walked 506 times this year and they have struck out on 1,173 occasions. They have had 989 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They have scored 5.35 runs per game and totaled 771 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals (-165)
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