Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves MLB Tips 5/29/2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle McGowin vs. Kevin Gausman
Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves (30-24, 2nd in NL East) host the Washington Nationals (22-32, 4th in NL East) at SunTrust Park on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The moneyline on this contest has the Nationals coming in at +110 and the Braves are at -120. The O/U is set at 9.
The Nationals have been great for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 22-32-0 SU. The Braves cover 55.6% of the time, going 30-24-0 straight up. The Braves have been a strong option for baseball bettors as a favorite, going 21-13-0 SU. Washington is 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 less than ideal Under choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 28-23-3.
The Nationals cover 34.6% of the time as a visitor, having gone 9-17-0 straight up.
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves cover 53.8% of the time at SunTrust Park, going 14-12-0 SU.
The Braves have been a decent Under choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 26-26-2.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
5/27/2019 Trevor Rosenthal RP Illness Expected to be out until at least May 28
5/27/2019 Anibal Sanchez SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 26
5/25/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
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 22-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle McGowin has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 9.00 and a WHIP of 1.57 this season. He has 5 strikeouts over his 7 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He's allowed 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.12 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .283 against the bullpen and they've struck out 165 hitters and walked 79 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 471 base hits and 258 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 186 batters and struck out 513. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team Washington is hitting .247, good for 18th in the league. The Nationals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Anthony Rendon is hitting .322 with an on-base percentage of .419. He has 47 hits this season in 146 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .664 and an OPS+ of 176. Adam Eaton is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 58 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 213 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .390. The Nationals have 451 hits, including 89 doubles and 68 home runs. Washington has walked 176 times so far this season and they have struck out 497 times as a unit. They have left 370 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 247 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 30-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.33, Kevin Gausman has a 2-3 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 56 strikeouts over the 54 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 45 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.58. 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 18th 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 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .406. He has 66 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 208 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .577 with an OPS+ of 155. Ozzie Albies is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 59 hits in 221 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .421. 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 -120
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