Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 7/10/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+155) Atlanta (-180)
The Atlanta Braves (50-35) host the Washington Nationals (30-56) at Truist Park on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has Washington at +155 while Atlanta is priced at -180. The betting total is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Paolo Espino and Ian Anderson.
Washington is slugging .374 and have struck out 617 times, while taking a walk on 267 occasions. They have earned 320 RBI's and 716 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate sits at .249. The Nationals have hit 146 doubles as a team and have smacked 65 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 335 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .317. As a unit, the Washington Nationals are compiling 3.9 runs per contest, which ranks them 27th in baseball.
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The Nationals have a team ERA of 5.20 so far this year (29th in the league), and their staff has struck out 667 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.09 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.48. Nationals pitchers have conceded 123 long balls and also 475 runs in total (30th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 319 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.87 as a squad on the season.
The Nationals relievers have a save rate of 65.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 55 save situations. The relievers have inherited 141 base runners this year and 31.2% of those runners crossed the plate. Nationals pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 85 times in addition to having 62 appearances in high leverage situations. The Nationals have dispatched 313 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have tallied 32 holds on the campaign (27th in the league). They have earned 15 saves on the year and have blown 8 out of their 23 save chances.
The Washington Nationals have notched a total of 2,262 putouts on the year, as well as 769 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which is 24th in professional baseball, and have a total of 59 double plays. The Nationals have converted 68.0% of balls hit into play into outs in their 6,786 innings, ranking them 27th in MLB.
Espino has pitched in 188 innings and has 156 K's during his MLB career. Espino (5-7 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.74 and he has gone up against 790 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.25 (89 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.242. He has conceded 186 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 48 free passes.
The Braves have a slugging percentage of .446 and they average 4.80 runs per game (5th in the league). They have 163 doubles, while taking a walk 251 times as well as racking up 408 runs. Atlanta has a total of 131 home runs this year to go along with 390 runs batted in. They have struck out on 786 instances (2nd in baseball) and have a total of 724 base hits. The Atlanta Braves are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a batting average of .250 so far this year.
The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.230 and have a FIP of 3.37 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.96 (821 strikeouts vs 277 walks). They have a ranking of 11th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 659. They have surrendered 69 long balls and they concede 4.00 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 338 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.59 (304 earned runs yielded).
Atlanta relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.6% out of their 112 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 98 times in high leverage situations and on 75 occasions with base runners. With 103 save situations, the Braves have earned 55 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. They are ranked 16th in the league with a save percentage of 63.0%, and they have dispatched 270 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. Atlanta has called on relievers to take the mound in 46 save opportunities and they have tallied 29 saves.
Out of their 6,852 innings on the field, the Braves have a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (20th in pro baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 61 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (5th in the majors). The Braves have racked up 730 assists, 36 errors and have notched a total of 2,284 putouts this season.
Anderson (19-12 record in his career) has a 3.87 ERA while giving up 7.9 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.23 and he has faced 1,033 opposing batters so far in his career. He has surrendered a total of 104 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.314 and having a FIP of 4.0. In his pro baseball career, Anderson has conceded 213 hits while he has accumulated 234 strikeouts in 242 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (+155)
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