Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves Baseball Betting Tips 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Ross vs. Julio Teheran
SunTrust Park is the venue where Ronald Acuna Jr and the Atlanta Braves (87-54, 1st in NL East) will take on the Washington Nationals (78-61, 2nd in NL East) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Nationals priced at +130 and the Braves are at -140. The over/under has been set at 10.
The Nationals have been lousy for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 78-61-0 SU. The Braves are covering 61.7% of the time, going 87-54-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a less than ideal Under pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 66-65-8.
Washington is covering 53.6% of the time as the road team, having gone 37-32-0 straight up.
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta is covering 62.5% of the time at SunTrust Park, going 45-27-0 SU.
The Braves have been a less than ideal Under pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 67-67-7.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
9/5/2019 Adam Eaton RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/5/2019 Roenis Elias RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/4/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/30/2019 Jonny Venters 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
9/5/2019 Austin Riley LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
9/5/2019 Alex Jackson C Knee Out for the season
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 78-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Ross has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 6.17 and a WHIP of 1.74 this season. He has 45 strikeouts over his 54 innings pitched and he's given up 65 hits. He's allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.75 and they have given up 455 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 431 hitters and walked 185 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,173 base hits and 598 earned runs. They have allowed 173 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 439 batters and struck out 1,291. 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 4.14.
As a team Washington is hitting .264, good for 7th in the league. The Nationals hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Juan Soto is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .405. He has 142 hits this season in 476 at bats with 98 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .578 and an OPS+ of 144. Anthony Rendon is hitting .338 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .416. He has totaled 161 hits and he has driven in 114 men in 477 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .633. The Nationals have 1,253 hits, including 255 doubles and 200 home runs. Washington has walked 493 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,129 times as a unit. They have left 962 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 5.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 749 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 87-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Julio Teheran has a 9-8 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 146 strikeouts over the 157.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 131 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 489 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 512 batters and walked 224 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 4.21. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,249 base knocks and 592 earned runs this season. They have given up 174 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 497 hitters and struck out 1,211 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.41.Related: Doc's Sports New 10-in-10 Show - 10 Games in 10 Minutes - Get those picks now - click here
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 8th in the league. The Braves hold a .456 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 contest. Ronald Acuna Jr comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .365. He has 161 hits this year along with 93 RBI in 568 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .519 with an OPS+ of 122. Freddie Freeman is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 162 hits in 540 at bats while driving in 115 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .576. The Braves as a unit have 1,261 base hits, including 245 doubles and 219 homers. Atlanta has walked 527 times this year and they have struck out on 1,256 occasions. They have had 985 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They have scored 5.38 runs per game and totaled 758 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves (-140)
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