Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 6/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+130) Atlanta (-167)
Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves (25-27, 2nd in NL East) play the Washington Nationals (22-29, 5th in NL East) at Truist Park on Thursday. The Braves open this matchup at -167 while the Nationals are priced at +130. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Patrick Corbin and Ian Anderson.
As a unit, the Washington Nationals are putting up 3.9 runs per game, which ranks them 22nd in baseball. They have notched a total of 199 runs and hold an OBP of .320. The Nationals have tallied 72 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 51 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 192 RBI's as well as 425 base knocks this season, while their batting average comes in at .252. Washington has a slugging percentage of .390 and have been called out on strikes 430 times, while being walked on 149 occasions.
The Nationals have a team earned run average of 4.18 on the season (17th in the league), and their staff has struck out 441 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.52 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.26. Nationals pitchers have conceded 69 home runs and also 220 total runs (11th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 175 batters and their FIP is 4.48 as a squad for the season.
Nationals bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 34 times and also have had 38 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 22 holds on the year (25th in MLB). The Nationals relievers have accumulated a save rate of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 35 save situations. They have accumulated 8 saves on the season and have blown 4 of 12 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 51 base runners so far this year with 29.4% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Nationals have dispatched 172 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
The Nationals have transformed 71.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,954 innings, ranking them 8th in professional baseball. The Washington Nationals have notched a total of 1,318 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 438 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .985 which is 8th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 373 double plays.
Corbin has taken the ball for 1,265 frames and has accumulated 1,236 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Corbin (75-72 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.73 and he has faced 5,354 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.94 (554 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.293. He has surrendered 1,257 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 379 free passes.
The Atlanta Braves have an on-base percentage of .316 as well as a batting average of .234 so far this season. They have been rung up on 485 occasions (14th in the league) and have notched a total of 399 hits. Atlanta has accounted for 82 long balls so far this season as well as 246 runs batted in. The Braves hold a slugging percentage of .435 and they score 4.88 runs per game (8th in the league). They have hit 81 doubles, while getting a free base 182 times and racking up 254 runs.
The Braves hold a team WHIP of 1.359 in addition to having a FIP of 4.37 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.65 (482 strikeouts vs 182 free passes). They have a ranking of 18th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 439. They have surrendered 70 long balls and they surrender 5.10 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Atlanta pitching staff have given up 259 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 4.47 (227 earned runs yielded).
Atlanta relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.1% of 77 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 80 times in high leverage situations in addition to 50 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 51 save situations, the Braves have accrued 32 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. They are ranked 23rd in the league holding a save rate of 55.6%, and they have dispatched 191 relievers to the mound on the campaign. Atlanta has had relievers take the mound in 18 save chances and they have tallied 10 saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 34 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (7th in the majors). The Braves have recorded 476 assists, 28 errors and have earned 1,372 putouts this season. In their 4,116 innings played, the Braves have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.5% (24th in baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Anderson has conceded 68 base hits while he has tallied 100 punch outs in 87 frames. He has allowed 27 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.191 and a FIP of 3.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.78 and he has faced 369 hitters during his career. Anderson (7-4 career record) is the owner of a 2.78 ERA while giving up 7.0 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (-167) and under 8.5 runs
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