Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves MLB Tips 5/28/2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Max Fried
Ozzie Albies and the Atlanta Braves (30-24, 2nd in NL East) play the Washington Nationals (22-31, 4th in NL East) at SunTrust Park on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The Nationals open this matchup at +100 while the Braves are coming in at -110. The O/U is set at 8.5.
The Nationals have been strong for Vegas, having gone 22-31-0 SU. The Braves are covering 55.6% of the time, going 30-24-0 straight up. The Braves have been a strong bet for baseball wagerers as the favorite, going 21-13-0 SU. The Nationals are covering 38.1% of the time as the underdog, having gone 8-13-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a terrible Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 28-22-3.
Washington covers 34.6% of the time as the visitor, having gone 9-17-0 straight up.
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves are covering 53.8% of the time at SunTrust Park, going 14-12-0 SU.
The Braves have been a good Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 26-26-2.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
5/25/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
5/24/2019 Anibal Sanchez SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
5/24/2019 Trevor Rosenthal RP Illness Expected to be out until at least May 27
5/23/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/22/2019 Rafael Bautista RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/21/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/18/2019 Justin Miller RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/9/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 13
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
5/24/2019 Jacob Lindgren RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 28
5/22/2019 Ender Inciarte CF Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/8/2019 Darren O'Day RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 22-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 3.25 and a WHIP of 0.99 this season. He has 87 strikeouts over his 72 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He's allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.25 and they have given up 184 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .285 against the bullpen and they've struck out 162 hitters and walked 78 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 462 base hits and 257 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 184 batters and struck out 504. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
As a team Washington is hitting .249, good for 14th in the league. The Nationals hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Adam Eaton is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 58 hits this season in 209 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .397 and an OPS+ of 93. Anthony Rendon is hitting .329 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .423. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 143 at bats. His OPS+ is 180 while his slugging percentage is at .678. The Nationals have 446 hits, including 87 doubles and 68 home runs. Washington has walked 173 times so far this season and they have struck out 492 times as a unit. They have left 365 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 245 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 30-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.88, Max Fried has a 7-2 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 56.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 50 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 184 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 206 batters and walked 100 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 434 base knocks and 220 earned runs this season. They have given up 67 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 211 hitters and struck out 467 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Ozzie Albies comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .324. He has 59 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 221 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .421 with an OPS+ of 95. Freddie Freeman is hitting .317 this season and he has an OBP of .406. He has collected 66 hits in 208 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .577. The Braves as a unit have 481 base hits, including 84 doubles and 74 homers. Atlanta has walked 201 times this year and they have struck out on 450 occasions. They have had 388 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 4.89 runs per game and totaled 264 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -110
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