Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 6/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+120) Atlanta (-156)
Austin Voth and the Washington Nationals (21-29, 5th in NL East) go to Truist Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Atlanta Braves (25-26, 2nd in NL East). The Braves open this matchup at -156 while the Nationals are priced at +120. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Austin Voth and Drew Smyly.
As a squad, the Washington Nationals are notching 3.8 runs/g, which has them sitting at 25th in the league. They have 188 runs and have an OBP of .318. The Nationals have hit 70 doubles as a unit and have hit 49 baseballs out of the park. They have 182 runs batted in as well as 411 hits this year, and their team batting average is at .249. Washington has a slugging % of .386 and have been called out on strikes 418 times, while drawing a walk on 146 occasions.
The Nationals have an ERA of 4.14 on the campaign (17th in MLB), and they have rung up 432 hitters. They have walked 171 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.48 as a squad for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.53 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.26. Nationals pitchers have conceded 68 long balls and also 214 total runs (10th in baseball).
Nationals bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 32 times and also have had 38 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have earned 20 holds this season (26th in MLB). The Nationals bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 66.7% and has entered the game in 33 save situations. They have accumulated 8 saves this year and have not converted 4 out of their 12 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 48 runners so far this season and 29.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Nationals have dispatched 166 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Nationals have transformed 71.3% of balls in play into outs out of 3,873 innings on the field, ranking them 8th in baseball. The Washington Nationals have a tally of 1,291 putouts this season, in addition to 429 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which ranks 5th in pro baseball, and they have turned 365 double plays.
Voth (6-7 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.13 while he has faced 552 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 123 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 46 walks. His ERA is 4.63 (67 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.297. Voth has taken the ball for 130 innings and has accumulated 123 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
The Braves hold a team slugging percentage of .436 and they score 4.86 runs per outing (8th in the league). They have hit 79 two-baggers, while walking 178 times as well as notching 248 runs. Atlanta has accumulated 81 home runs for the season as well as 240 RBIs. They have been rung up on 476 occasions (14th in MLB) and have notched a total of 391 base hits. The Atlanta Braves have tallied an on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .234 so far this year.
The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 248 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.34 (216 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 68 HR's and they relinquish 4.98 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Braves are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.348 in addition to having a FIP of 4.35 as a staff this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.63 (470 strikeouts vs 179 bases on balls). They rank 18th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 425.
Atlanta relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 34.2% of 76 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 81 times in high leverage situations and on 49 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 51 save situations, the Braves have tallied 32 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. They are ranked 23rd in MLB with a save rate of 55.6%, and they have sent 186 relievers to the hill for the year. Atlanta has had relief pitchers take the mound in 18 save chances and they have recorded 10 saves.
In their 4,035 innings played, the Braves have a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (22nd in pro baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 34 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in the majors). The Braves have racked up 467 assists, 28 errors and have 1,345 putouts so far this season.
In his pro baseball career, Smyly has conceded 710 base knocks while totaling 751 K's in 753 frames. He has given up a total of 354 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.260 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.14 and he has gone up against 3,157 opposing hitters thus far in his career. Smyly (37-38 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 4.23 earned run average and has surrendered 8.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+120)
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