Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 9/6/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Nationals (+129) Braves (-139)
Truist Park is the venue where Ronald Acuna Jr and the Atlanta Braves (23-15, 1st in NL East) will play the Washington Nationals (13-24, 5th in NL East) on Sunday. The Nationals open this game at +129 while the Braves are coming in at -139. The O/U is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Patrick Corbin and Josh Tomlin.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
9/4/2020 Adam Eaton RF Knee Probable for Sep 5
9/4/2020 Juan Soto LF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
9/4/2020 Josh Harrison DH Forearm Probable for Sep 5
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
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
9/4/2020 Jacob Webb RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/4/2020 Ozzie Albies 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/4/2020 Phil Pfeifer RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/28/2020 Cole Hamels SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/27/2020 Mike Soroka SP Achilles Out for the season
6/26/2020 Jeremy Walker RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 13-24 overall record this season. Corbin has taken the hill for 1,187 innings and has earned 1,171 K's in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.80 (501 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.270. He has given up 1,156 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 352 free passes. Corbin (72-64 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.70 and he has gone up against 5,005 hitters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 140 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Washington allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.15. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 348 base hits and 179 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 128 batters and struck out 308. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.52 and their FIP as a unit is 4.95.
As a team Washington is hitting .265, good for 5th in the league. The Nationals hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Kurt Suzuki is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 20 hits this season in 74 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .378 and an OPS+ of 88. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .229 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .297. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 131 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .412. The Nationals have 326 hits, including 62 doubles and 47 home runs. Washington has walked 112 times so far this season and they have struck out 279 times as a unit. They have left 252 men on base and have a team OPS of .773. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 171 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 23-15 overall mark this year. Thus far in his career, Tomlin has conceded 1,074 hits while he has earned 687 K's in 1,000 innings. He has given up 520 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.220 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.71 and he has gone up against 4,167 batters during his pro baseball career. Tomlin (64-56 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.68 earned run average and has given up 9.7 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.11 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 164 batters and walked 53 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 295 base knocks and 159 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 132 hitters and struck out 311 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .478 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Ronald Acuna Jr comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .398. He has 24 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 86 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .628 with an OPS+ of 163. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .401. He has collected 43 hits in 139 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 166 and a slugging percentage of .633. The Braves as a unit have 342 base hits, including 83 doubles and 62 homers. Atlanta has walked 125 times this year and they have struck out on 366 occasions. They have had 253 men left on base and have an OPS of .812. They have scored 5.47 runs per game and totaled 208 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves (-139)
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