Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 5/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-122) Washington (+112)
Nationals Park is the site where Joe Ross and the Washington Nationals (12-12, 2nd in NL East) will play the Atlanta Braves (12-16, 4th in NL East) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Braves priced at -122 and the Nationals are at +112. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Huascar Ynoa and Joe Ross.
The Braves have hit 46 doubles as a unit and have hit 40 baseballs out of the stadium. Atlanta has a slugging rate of .427 and have been called out on strikes 247 times, while drawing a walk on 101 occasions. As a unit, the Atlanta Braves are notching 4.6 runs per contest, which has them at 13th in MLB. They have accounted for 124 runs batted in as well as 216 hits this year, and their batting average is sitting at .238. They have notched a total of 129 runs scored and have an OBP of .324.
Braves pitchers have surrendered 42 home runs and 145 runs in total (30th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 106 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.73 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.45 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.42. The Braves have compiled a team earned run average of 5.06 on the year (30th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 260 batters.
Braves bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 24 times as well as having 46 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 19 holds so far this year (6th in MLB). The Braves relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 60.0% and has come into the game in 30 save situations. They have earned 6 saves over the course of the season and have blown 4 out of their 10 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 37 base runners so far this season and 27.0% of those players crossed the plate. The Braves have sent 101 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year.
The Braves have converted 68.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,163 innings on the field, ranking them 21st in baseball. The Atlanta Braves have a total of 721 putouts this year, in addition to 247 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which puts them in 4th in professional baseball, and have a total of 201 double plays.
Ynoa has taken the mound for 52 frames and has tallied 54 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Ynoa (2-1 career record) has a FIP of 4.34 while he has gone up against 222 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 5.02 (29 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.308. He has given up 48 base knocks (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 20 walks.
Washington has accumulated 23 HRs on the campaign and 85 runs batted in. They have hit 34 doubles, while getting a free base 63 times and racking up 87 runs. The Washington Nationals have compiled an OBP of .319 in addition to a batting average of .253 this season. The Nationals hold a team slugging percentage of .388 and they are earning 3.62 runs per contest (28th in baseball). They have been rung up on 199 occasions (29th in MLB) and are sitting with 197 base knocks.
The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.238 and have a FIP of 4.88 as a squad so far this season. They come in at 2nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 169. The Washington pitching staff have given up 101 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.98 (91 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio is 2.33 (200 strikeouts against 86 walks). They have yielded 36 home runs and they surrender 4.41 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB).
Washington has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 4 save chances and they have earned 3 saves. They rank 9th in baseball holding a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have sent 78 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the campaign. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 17 times in high leverage situations in addition to 10 occasions with runners on. Washington relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.3% out of their 18 inherited base runners. With 11 save situations, the Nationals have 7 holds and also 1 blown save.
In their 1,854 innings on the field, the Nationals have earned a efficiency on defense of 73.5% (2nd in baseball). The Washington Nationals have turned 20 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (8th in professional baseball). The Nationals have accrued 202 assists, 12 errors and have earned 618 putouts on the season.
In his pro baseball career, Ross has surrendered 370 hits while totaling 312 strikeouts in 356 innings pitched. He has allowed 171 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.357 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.74 and he has gone up against 1,535 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Ross (23-20 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 4.31 earned run average while giving up 9.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (-122)
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