Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 6/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+130) Atlanta (-140)
Max Fried and the Atlanta Braves (24-26, 2nd in NL East) host the Washington Nationals (21-28, 5th in NL East) at Truist Park on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Nationals coming in at +130 and the Braves are at -140. The over/under opens at 8. The starting pitchers will be Stephen Strasburg and Max Fried.
As a squad, the Washington Nationals are recording 3.8 runs per outing, which puts them at 24th in baseball. They are sitting with 185 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .318. The Nationals have recorded 70 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 48 balls out of the park. They have recorded 179 runs batted in and 404 base knocks this season, and their team batting average comes in at .250. Washington has a slugging percentage of .388 and have been called out on strikes 408 times, while being walked on 143 occasions.
The Nationals have a team earned run average of 4.12 on the year (17th in the league), and the staff has struck out 421 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.54 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.26. Nationals pitchers have given up 67 home runs in addition to 209 runs in total (10th in the league). They have walked 166 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.49 as a team on the season.
The Nationals relievers have a save percentage of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 33 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 48 runners for the year with 29.2% of those players ended up scoring. Nationals pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 32 times and also have had 38 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have sent 163 relievers to the mound for the year. The bullpen have racked up 20 holds for the season (26th in the league). They have tallied 8 saves so far this year and have blown 4 of their 12 save opportunities.
The Nationals have converted 71.3% of balls in play into outs out of 3,801 innings, which has them sitting 9th in the majors. The Washington Nationals have a total of 1,267 putouts so far this season, as well as 425 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which is 9th in professional baseball, and have a total of 357 double plays.
Strasburg has taken the mound for 1,464 frames and has racked up 1,717 punch outs during his MLB career. Strasburg (113-61 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.01 while he has faced 5,932 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.21 (522 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.092. He has given up 1,208 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 390 walks.
The Braves have a team SLG% of .438 and they are earning 4.86 runs per game (7th in baseball). They have 79 doubles, while getting a free base 173 times and scoring 243 runs. Atlanta has accounted for 80 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 235 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 465 instances (15th in MLB) and are sitting with 385 base knocks. The Atlanta Braves have accounted for an on-base percentage of .316 as well as a batting average of .235 on the year.
The Braves hold a team WHIP of 1.353 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.37 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.61 (460 strikeouts vs 176 walks). They come in at 19th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 418. They have surrendered 67 HR's and they relinquish 5.02 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB). The Atlanta pitching staff have given up 245 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.35 (212 earned runs allowed).
Atlanta relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.2% of 76 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 79 times in high leverage situations and also on 49 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 47 save situations, the Braves have compiled 29 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. They rank 25th in the league with a save percentage of 52.9%, and they have dispatched 182 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. Atlanta has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 17 save opportunities and they have tallied 9 saves.
Out of their 3,954 innings played, the Braves hold a efficiency on defense of 68.8% (22nd in the majors). The Atlanta Braves have twisted 34 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (4th in baseball). The Braves have accrued 457 assists, 26 errors and have earned a total of 1,318 putouts on the campaign.
Thus far in his career, Fried has given up 310 base hits and he has 323 K's in 316 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 128 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.334 and a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 2.88 and he has faced 1,345 hitters in his career. Fried (28-13 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.64 earned run average while allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (+130)
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