Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 9/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+255) Atlanta (-357)
Paolo Espino and the Washington Nationals (56-80, 5th in NL East) are headed to Truist Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Atlanta Braves (72-64, 1st in NL East). The Nationals open this contest at +255 while the Braves are priced at -357. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Paolo Espino and Max Fried.
The Nationals have compiled 218 doubles as a team and have knocked 156 baseballs out of the stadium. Washington has a slugging percentage of .417 and have been called out on strikes 1,107 times, while taking a walk on 445 occasions. As a squad, the Washington Nationals are compiling 4.4 runs per contest, which ranks them 18th in the league. They have tallied 571 RBI's as well as 1,151 base knocks for the season, while their batting average comes in at .257. They have 604 runs and have an on-base percentage of .333.
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The Nationals have compiled a team earned run average of 4.75 on the year (26th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,123 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.59 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.34. Nationals pitchers have yielded 202 home runs and 683 runs (24th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 434 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.76 as a team so far this year.
The Nationals relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 54.5% and stepped onto the hill in 131 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 171 runners this year with 40.4% of those runners crossed home plate. Nationals bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 117 times as well as having 138 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have dispatched 466 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relievers have a total of 74 holds for the season (10th in the league). They have tallied 30 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 25 of their 55 chances to get a save.
The Washington Nationals have accumulated 3,495 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,145 assists and 84 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which is 27th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 978 double plays. The Nationals have converted 69.5% of balls in play into outs in their 10,482 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 18th in the majors.
Espino has pitched in 116 innings and has earned 97 K's during his pro baseball career. Espino (4-4 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.90 while he has gone up against 491 batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.50 (58 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.224. He has surrendered 114 base hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has 28 walks.
Atlanta has a total of 202 home runs this season as well as 638 RBIs. They have recorded 217 two-baggers, while walking 477 times and notching 663 runs. The Atlanta Braves have recorded an on-base percentage of .320 and a team batting average of .242 on the season. The Braves hold a slugging % of .432 and they are scoring 4.88 runs per contest (8th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,207 occasions (12th in baseball) and have totaled 1,089 base hits.
The Braves are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.266 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.09 as a unit on the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.77 (1,205 strikeouts against 435 free passes). They are sitting at 11th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,065. They have surrendered 156 long balls and they concede 4.32 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB). The Atlanta pitching staff have relinquished 569 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.99 (526 earned runs relinquished).
Atlanta relievers have an inherited score percentage of 35.2% out of their 162 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 189 times in high leverage situations and also on 110 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 152 save situations, the Braves have earned 99 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. They are ranked 15th in the league with a save rate of 61.5%, and they have dispatched 483 relievers onto the field for the season. Atlanta has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 52 save opportunities and they have recorded 32 saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 87 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (3rd in the majors). The Braves have recorded 1,229 assists, 59 errors and have amassed 3,555 putouts on the campaign. In their 10,665 innings on the field, the Braves are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (10th in professional baseball).
During his MLB career, Fried has given up 391 base hits and he has 420 strikeouts in 412 innings pitched. Fried (37-18 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.52 earned run average while surrendering 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 161 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.272 and having a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.16 and he has gone up against 1,727 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (-357) and under 8.5 runs
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