Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 9/26/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals
Date: Monday, September 26, 2022
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
The Atlanta Braves (94-58) are headed to Nationals Park on Monday where they will take on the Washington Nationals (52-99). The pitchers who are expected to start are Spencer Strider and Cory Abbott.
As a squad, the Atlanta Braves are putting up 4.9 runs/g, which is 3rd in the league. They have tallied 738 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .317. The Braves have recorded 278 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 226 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 706 RBI's as well as 1,310 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average comes in at .254. Atlanta is slugging .443 and have been rung up 1,395 times, while taking a walk on 438 occasions.
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The Braves have an ERA of 3.46 so far this season (5th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,471 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 473 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.45 as a team this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.11 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.19. Braves pitchers have given up 138 home runs and 573 runs in total (5th in baseball).
Braves bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 128 times and also have had 167 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 103 holds this year (3rd in the league). The Braves bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 65.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 184 save situations. They have accumulated 51 saves for the year and have blown 27 of their 78 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 186 base runners for the season with 32.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Braves have sent 479 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Atlanta Braves have notched a total of 4,021 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,274 assists and 70 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which has them ranked 8th in the majors, and have 100 double plays. The Braves have transformed 70.1% of balls hit into play into outs in their 12,063 innings, which has them sitting 14th in the majors.
Strider (12-5 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 1.97 and he has faced 537 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 88 hits (5.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 46 walks. His earned run average is 2.69 (40 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.000. Strider has taken the hill for 134 innings and has racked up 202 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The Nationals hold a slugging % of .380 and they are earning 3.78 runs per contest (26th in baseball). They have 234 doubles, while getting a free base 420 times and putting up 571 runs. Washington has a total of 129 HRs for the season and 549 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,133 instances (28th in MLB) and are sitting with 1,266 base hits. The Washington Nationals have compiled a team on-base percentage of .312 as well as a team batting average of .249 for the year.
The Nationals have a WHIP of 1.436 with a FIP of 4.91 as a team over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.19 (1,141 strikeouts vs 520 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 28th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,371. They have surrendered 222 dingers and they concede 5.40 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Washington pitching staff have allowed 790 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.99 (730 earned runs conceded).
With 100 save situations, the Nationals have accrued 55 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. Washington has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 44 save opportunities and they have recorded 28 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 125 times in high leverage situations and also on 146 occasions with runners on. Washington bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 31.3% out of 233 inherited base runners. They rank 17th in MLB holding a save percentage of 63.6%, and they have dispatched 549 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Washington Nationals have gotten 116 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in pro baseball). The Nationals have accrued 1,303 assists, 96 errors and have a total of 3,905 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 11,715 innings on the field, the Nationals hold a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (25th in the majors).
In his career, Abbott has conceded 56 base knocks while accumulating 44 strikeouts in 56 innings pitched. Abbott (0-3 career win-loss mark) has a 5.43 ERA while giving up 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 34 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.509 and having a FIP of 7.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.52 and he has faced 254 opposing hitters during his MLB career.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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