Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 9/12/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Braves (-130) Nationals (+110)
Nationals Park is the site where Victor Robles and the Washington Nationals (16-26, 5th in NL East) will play the Atlanta Braves (26-18, 1st in NL East) on Saturday. The Braves open this matchup at -130 while the Nationals are coming in at +110. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Ian Anderson and Patrick Corbin.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
9/11/2020 Phil Pfeifer RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/11/2020 Jeremy Walker RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
9/10/2020 Tommy Milone SP Elbow Out for the season
9/10/2020 Cole Hamels SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/10/2020 Tyler Flowers C Elbow Probable for Sep 11
9/8/2020 Max Fried SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
8/27/2020 Mike Soroka SP Achilles Out for the season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
9/11/2020 Sean Doolittle RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/9/2020 Howie Kendrick DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/8/2020 Dakota Bacus RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/2/2020 Javy Guerra RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/29/2020 Starlin Castro 2B Wrist Out for the season
8/24/2020 Seth Romero RP Hand Out for the season
8/22/2020 Stephen Strasburg SP Hand Out for the season
8/18/2020 Sam Freeman RP Elbow Out for the season
8/13/2020 Roenis Elias RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
6/29/2020 Adrian Sanchez 3B Achilles Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 26-18 overall record this season. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 173 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 197 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 361 base hits and 196 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 156 batters and struck out 358. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
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As a team Atlanta is hitting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .495 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .450. He has 52 hits this season in 156 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .635 and an OPS+ of 178. Dansby Swanson is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 54 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 174 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Braves have 405 hits, including 94 doubles and 79 home runs. Atlanta has walked 160 times so far this season and they have struck out 409 times as a unit. They have left 296 men on base and have a team OPS of .840. They score 5.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 262 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 16-26 overall mark this year. During his career, Corbin has conceded 1,165 base hits while accumulating 1,177 punchouts in 1,192 frames. He has conceded 506 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.276 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.31 and he has gone up against 5,033 opposing hitters so far in his career. Corbin (72-65 career record) holds a 3.82 ERA and has allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 166 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.15. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 390 base knocks and 204 earned runs this season. They have given up 69 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 151 hitters and struck out 351 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.52 while their FIP as a staff is 5.11.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 5th in the league. The Nationals hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Victor Robles comes into this matchup batting .242 with an OBP of .317. He has 31 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 128 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .328 with an OPS+ of 71. Adam Eaton is hitting .225 this season and he has an OBP of .281. He has collected 32 hits in 142 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 76 and a slugging percentage of .394. The Nationals as a unit have 374 base hits, including 78 doubles and 48 homers. Washington has walked 128 times this year and they have struck out on 313 occasions. They have had 290 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 4.79 runs per game and totaled 201 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Braves and under 9 runs
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