Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 9/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+190) Atlanta (-256)
Huascar Ynoa and the Atlanta Braves (73-64, 1st in NL East) play the Washington Nationals (57-81, 5th in NL East) at Truist Park on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Nationals coming in at +190 and the Braves are at -256. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers expected to start will be Erick Fedde and Huascar Ynoa.
Washington has a slugging % of .419 and have been called out on strikes 1,119 times, while drawing a walk on 455 occasions. They have accrued 580 RBI's in addition to 1,173 base knocks this year, and their batting average is at .258. The Nationals have recorded 224 doubles as a team and have knocked 157 balls out of the park. They have earned 613 runs and hold an OBP of .334. As a unit, the Washington Nationals are putting up 4.4 runs per contest, which is 18th in baseball.
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The Nationals have an earned run average of 4.76 for the year (25th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,138 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.59 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.35. Nationals pitchers have given up 205 home runs and 694 runs in total (25th in baseball). They have walked 440 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.76 as a squad for the season.
The Nationals have sent 471 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relievers have inherited 172 base runners on the year with 40.1% of them ended up scoring. They have accumulated 30 saves so far this year and have missed out on 25 out of their 55 chances to get a save. The Nationals bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 54.5% and stepped onto the hill in 131 save situations. The relief pitchers have 74 holds on the campaign (11th in MLB). Nationals pitchers have come into the game with players on base 118 times in addition to having 139 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Nationals have converted 69.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,563 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 20th in professional baseball. The Washington Nationals are sitting with 3,522 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,160 assists and 85 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which puts them in 27th in professional baseball, and they have turned 984 double plays.
Fedde has taken the mound for 305 innings and has 235 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 5.16 (175 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.498. He has given up 328 base hits (9.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 129 walks. Fedde (14-20 career record) sits with a FIP of 5.13 and he has faced 1,344 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Braves have a team slugging percentage of .433 and they are scoring 4.90 runs per game (8th in the league). They have put up 220 two-baggers, while walking 481 times as well as earning 671 runs. Atlanta has compiled 204 long balls for the year and 646 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,216 occasions (12th in baseball) and have recorded 1,100 base hits. The Atlanta Braves hold a team OBP of .320 as well as a batting average of .242 on the campaign.
The Braves have a WHIP of 1.268 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.10 as a unit for the year. They have a ranking of 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,074. The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 574 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.00 (531 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.76 (1,213 strikeouts against 440 walks). They have conceded 157 dingers and they surrender 4.33 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball).
Atlanta has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 53 save chances and they have tallied 33 saves. They are ranked 13th in the league with a save rate of 62.3%, and they have sent 486 relief pitchers onto the field for the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 189 times in high leverage situations in addition to 110 occasions with runners on base. Atlanta relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 35.2% out of 162 inherited base runners. Sitting with 153 save situations, the Braves have tallied 99 holds in addition to 20 blown saves.
The Atlanta Braves have twisted 87 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in pro baseball). The Braves have accrued 1,229 assists, 59 errors and have 3,555 putouts on the campaign. In 10,665 innings on the diamond, the Braves are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (9th in baseball).
Ynoa (4-5 mark in his career) has earned a 4.29 earned run average and has allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.94 and he has faced 385 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 44 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.202 and having a FIP of 4.2. So far in his career, Ynoa has allowed 80 hits and he has 91 K's in 92 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (-256) and under 9 runs
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