Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 9/13/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Braves (+175) Nationals (-190)
Nationals Park is the site where Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (17-26, 5th in NL East) will play the Atlanta Braves (26-19, 1st in NL East) on Sunday. The Nationals open this game at -190 while the Braves are priced at +175. The total is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Wright and Max Scherzer.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
9/12/2020 Max Fried SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/12/2020 Cole Hamels SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
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
8/27/2020 Mike Soroka SP Achilles Out for the season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
9/12/2020 Sean Doolittle RP Oblique Out for the season
9/12/2020 Tanner Rainey RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/12/2020 Adam Eaton RF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
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 26-19 overall record this season. Wright (0-7 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 7.25 and he has gone up against 216 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 7.94 (39 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 2.014. He has allowed 52 hits (10.6 hits per nine innings) with 37 free passes. Wright has taken the mound for 44 innings and has tallied 39 K's in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen and they've struck out 204 hitters and walked 75 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 4.68. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 372 base hits and 203 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 161 batters and struck out 367. 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 4.45.
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As a team Atlanta is hitting .270, good for 2nd in the league. The Braves hold a .492 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Dansby Swanson is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 54 hits this season in 178 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .489 and an OPS+ of 123. Freddie Freeman is hitting .335 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .454. He has totaled 54 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 161 at bats. His OPS+ is 177 while his slugging percentage is at .627. The Braves have 419 hits, including 97 doubles and 80 home runs. Atlanta has walked 172 times so far this season and they have struck out 418 times as a unit. They have left 315 men on base and have a team OPS of .840. They score 5.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 269 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 17-26 overall mark this year. During his MLB career, Scherzer has allowed 1,933 base hits and he has 2,761 strikeouts in 2,340 innings. He has conceded a total of 832 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.097 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.2. He has a SO/W ratio of 4.35 and he has faced 9,494 opposing hitters so far in his career. Scherzer (174-91 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.20 ERA and has conceded 7.4 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 156 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 170 batters and walked 85 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.2. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 405 base knocks and 213 earned runs this season. They have given up 70 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 163 hitters and struck out 360 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.54 while their FIP as a staff is 5.15.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Nationals hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .223 with an OBP of .277. He has 33 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 148 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .392 with an OPS+ of 74. Victor Robles is hitting .235 this season and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 31 hits in 132 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 67 and a slugging percentage of .318. The Nationals as a unit have 385 base hits, including 82 doubles and 50 homers. Washington has walked 133 times this year and they have struck out on 322 occasions. They have had 297 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 4.86 runs per game and totaled 209 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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