Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 9/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+190) Atlanta (-256)
Sean Nolin and the Washington Nationals (57-80, 5th in NL East) are headed to Truist Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Atlanta Braves (72-64, 1st in NL East). The line on this matchup has the Nationals priced at +190 and the Braves are at -256. The over/under opens at 10. The starting pitchers are Sean Nolin and Touki Toussaint.
Washington has a slugging % of .418 and have been called out on strikes 1,111 times, while drawing a walk on 450 occasions. They have amassed 575 runs batted in and 1,164 hits on the year, and their average at the plate is at .258. The Nationals have hit 221 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 156 balls out of the park. They have racked up 608 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .334. As a squad, the Washington Nationals are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 18th in MLB.
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Nationals pitchers have allowed 203 long balls and also 686 total runs (24th in MLB). They have walked 436 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.76 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.59 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.35. The Nationals hold a team earned run average of 4.73 this season (25th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,129 batters.
Nationals pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 117 times in addition to having 138 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 74 holds for the year (10th in the league). The Nationals bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 54.5% and has come into the game in 131 save situations. They have tallied 30 saves on the campaign and have blown 25 of 55 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 171 runners this season with 40.4% of those players crossed home plate. The Nationals have dispatched 467 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Washington Nationals have earned a total of 3,522 putouts this year, in addition to 1,160 assists and 85 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which has them ranked 27th in baseball, and they have turned 984 double plays. The Nationals have turned 69.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,563 innings, which has them ranked 20th in baseball.
Nolin has taken the ball for 48 frames and has earned 31 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 6.47 (35 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.747. He has surrendered 68 base knocks (12.6 hits per nine innings) with 17 free passes. Nolin (1-5 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 5.65 and he has gone up against 228 hitters in the major leagues.
The Braves have a team slugging % of .432 and they average 4.88 runs per outing (8th in the league). They have recorded 217 two-baggers, while walking 477 times and recording 663 runs. Atlanta has knocked in 202 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 638 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,207 instances (12th in MLB) and have totaled 1,089 base knocks. The Atlanta Braves have compiled a team OBP of .320 as well as a batting average of .242 on the campaign.
The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.266 with a FIP of 4.09 as a team for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.77 (1,205 strikeouts against 435 bases on balls). They rank 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 1,065. They have allowed 156 homers and they relinquish 4.32 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league). The Atlanta pitching staff have allowed 569 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.99 (526 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 152 save situations, the Braves have amassed 99 holds and also 20 blown saves. Atlanta has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 52 save opportunities and they have earned 32 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 189 times in high leverage situations and also on 110 occasions with runners on base. Atlanta relievers have an inherited score percentage of 35.2% out of their 162 inherited runners. They rank 14th in the league holding a save rate of 61.5%, and they have sent 483 relievers to the mound for the year.
In 10,665 innings on the diamond, the Braves have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (9th in pro baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 87 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (3rd in pro baseball). The Braves have accrued 1,229 assists, 59 errors and have a total of 3,555 putouts over the course of the season.
Toussaint (9-5 win-loss record in his career) has a 5.41 ERA while conceding 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.88 and he has faced 622 opposing batters in his career. He has given up a total of 83 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.478 and a FIP of 5.1. During his MLB career, Toussaint has conceded 126 base hits while totaling 147 strikeouts in 138 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+190)
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