Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves Baseball Betting Tips 9/5/2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Max Fried
Ronald Acuna Jr and the Atlanta Braves (86-54, 1st in NL East) host the Washington Nationals (78-59, 2nd in NL East) at SunTrust Park on Thursday, September 5, 2019. The Braves open this matchup at +100 while the Nationals are priced at -120. The total is set at 9.
The Nationals have been a very good play for baseball wagerers, having gone 78-59-0 SU. The Braves cover 61.4% of the time, going 86-54-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a dicey Under play for O/U wagerers, having gone 65-64-8.
The Nationals cover 54.4% of the time on the road, having gone 37-31-0 straight up.
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves cover 62.0% of the time at SunTrust Park, going 44-27-0 SU.
The Braves have been a dicey Under play for O/U wagerers, having gone 67-66-7.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
9/3/2019 Adam Eaton RF Knee Probable for Sep 4
8/30/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/30/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/29/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
9/3/2019 Austin Riley LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
9/3/2019 Darren O'Day RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/24/2019 Grant Dayton RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
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
7/27/2019 Nick Markakis RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 78-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 16-5 record with an earned run average of 3.47 and a WHIP of 1.04 this season. He has 215 strikeouts over his 179 innings pitched and he's given up 143 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.79 and they have given up 448 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 429 hitters and walked 182 batters. 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 4.32. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,154 base hits and 586 earned runs. They have allowed 169 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 429 batters and struck out 1,280. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team Washington is hitting .265, good for 7th in the league. The Nationals hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Juan Soto is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .406. He has 140 hits this season in 468 at bats with 98 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .583 and an OPS+ of 146. Anthony Rendon is hitting .338 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .417. He has totaled 158 hits and he has driven in 112 men in 468 at bats. His OPS+ is 161 while his slugging percentage is at .637. The Nationals have 1,239 hits, including 253 doubles and 199 home runs. Washington has walked 486 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,113 times as a unit. They have left 947 men on base and have a team OPS of .797. They score 5.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 743 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 86-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.05, Max Fried has a 15-4 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 150 strikeouts over the 142.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 154 hits. He's allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 487 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 511 batters and walked 222 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,246 base knocks and 590 earned runs this season. They have given up 173 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 495 hitters and struck out 1,201 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.Related: Jay Kornegay - Westgate Superbook Football Super Contest - Over 28 Million in Winnings Paid
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 8th 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 9.0 hits per contest. Ronald Acuna Jr comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .365. He has 159 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 564 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 120. Freddie Freeman is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 161 hits in 536 at bats while driving in 114 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .578. The Braves as a unit have 1,255 base hits, including 244 doubles and 218 homers. Atlanta has walked 523 times this year and they have struck out on 1,247 occasions. They have had 980 men left on base and have an OPS of .794. They have scored 5.39 runs per game and totaled 754 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves (+100)
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