Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 9/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Monday, September 19, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
The Washington Nationals (51-94) are hitting the road to Truist Park on Monday where they will play the Atlanta Braves (90-55). The starting pitchers are Cory Abbott and Kyle Wright.
Washington is slugging .383 and have struck out 1,071 times, while taking a walk on 409 occasions. They have accumulated 538 runs batted in as well as 1,226 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .251. The Nationals have recorded 227 doubles as a squad and have knocked 126 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 560 runs scored and have an OBP of .315. As a unit, the Washington Nationals are recording 3.9 runs per game, which is 25th in the league.
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Nationals pitchers have allowed 216 home runs in addition to 768 total runs (29th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 505 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.93 as a squad over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.19 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.44. The Nationals hold a team earned run average of 5.04 for the season (30th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,106 batters.
Nationals relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 141 times in addition to having 123 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 54 holds this season (28th in the league). The Nationals bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 62.8% and stepped onto the hill in 98 save situations. They have accumulated 27 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 16 of their 43 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 226 base runners on the season with 32.3% of those runners crossed home plate. The Nationals have dispatched 530 relievers to the hill for the season.
The Washington Nationals have accounted for 3,803 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,268 assists and 92 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which ranks 28th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 111 double plays. The Nationals have turned 68.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,409 innings on the diamond, ranking them 26th in MLB.
Abbott has thrown 52 innings and has 44 punch outs so far in his career. His earned run average is 5.16 (30 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.471. He has given up 50 base knocks (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 27 walks. Abbott (0-2 record in his career) has a FIP of 6.90 and he has gone up against 236 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
The Braves hold a team SLG% of .443 and they are earning 4.94 runs per game (2nd in MLB). They have hit 267 two-baggers, while taking a walk 423 times as well as earning 716 runs. Atlanta has compiled 218 long balls this season and 685 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,336 instances (3rd in baseball) and have totaled 1,247 base hits. The Atlanta Braves have tallied an OBP of .317 and a batting average of .253 this season.
The Braves have a WHIP of 1.191 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.46 as a unit over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 4th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,097. The Atlanta pitching staff have allowed 551 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.49 (502 earned runs given up). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.12 (1,395 strikeouts vs 447 bases on balls). They have surrendered 133 homers and they concede 3.83 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league).
Sitting with 172 save situations, the Braves have recorded 95 holds and also 26 blown saves. Atlanta has had relief pitchers take the mound in 74 save chances and they have tallied 48 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 165 times in high leverage situations and on 124 occasions with runners on. Atlanta bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.0% of 181 inherited runners. They are ranked 16th in baseball holding a save percentage of 64.9%, and they have sent 457 relievers onto the field this season.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 98 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (5th in the majors). The Braves have recorded 1,241 assists, 64 errors and have a tally of 3,889 putouts this season. In their 11,667 innings on the field, the Braves are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.1% (13th in pro baseball).
Wright (20-13 career record) holds a 4.19 earned run average while allowing 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.24 and he has gone up against 992 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 109 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.308 and a FIP of 4.5. During his MLB career, Wright has surrendered 209 base knocks and he has 217 punch outs in 234 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta
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