Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 9/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+320) Atlanta (-390)
Truist Park is the site where the Atlanta Braves (91-55) will meet the Washington Nationals (51-95) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Nationals at +320 while the Braves are coming in at -390. The total comes in at 9. The men taking the mound will be Patrick Corbin and Charlie Morton.
The Nationals have earned 228 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 126 balls out of the park. Washington has a slugging percentage of .383 and have been rung up 1,078 times, while taking a walk on 410 occasions. As a team, the Washington Nationals are knocking in 3.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 26th in the league. They have recorded 539 RBI's in addition to 1,233 base knocks this season, and their average at the plate comes in at .251. They are sitting with 561 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .314.
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The Nationals hold a team ERA of 5.03 this year (30th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,111 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 509 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.93 as a team this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.18 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.44. Nationals pitchers have allowed 217 home runs in addition to 771 runs in total (29th in the league).
The Nationals have dispatched 533 relievers to the mound this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 226 base runners this year and 32.3% of them crossed home plate. They have compiled 27 saves for the year and have blown 16 of their 43 save chances. The Nationals relief pitchers have a save percentage of 62.8% and stepped onto the hill in 98 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 54 holds on the season (29th in the league). Nationals bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 141 times in addition to having 123 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Washington Nationals have accumulated 3,830 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,277 assists and 93 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which puts them in 28th in baseball, and have accumulated 113 double plays. The Nationals have transformed 68.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 11,490 innings on the diamond, ranking them 25th in professional baseball.
Corbin has taken the mound for 1,532 innings and has 1,462 K's so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.28 (729 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.340. He has given up 1,589 base knocks (9.3 hits per nine innings) with 465 free passes. Corbin (87-102 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.96 while he has faced 6,561 hitters in the majors.
The Braves hold a slugging percentage of .444 and they average 4.94 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have 271 two-baggers, while taking a walk 425 times and putting up 721 runs. Atlanta has accumulated 220 home runs on the year as well as 690 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,345 occasions (3rd in the league) and have recorded 1,257 hits. The Atlanta Braves have recorded an OBP of .318 and a batting average of .253 on the year.
The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.189 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.46 as a staff on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.12 (1,409 strikeouts vs 451 bases on balls). They are sitting at 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,101. They have surrendered 135 long balls and they yield 3.81 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Atlanta pitching staff have relinquished 553 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.48 (504 earned runs yielded).
Atlanta has had relievers step onto the mound in 74 save chances and they have come away with 48 saves. They sit at 14th in baseball with a save percentage of 64.9%, and they have sent 460 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relievers have come in 166 times in high leverage situations in addition to 124 occasions with runners on. Atlanta relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 32.0% out of their 181 inherited runners. Sitting with 174 save situations, the Braves have 97 holds and 26 blown saves.
The Atlanta Braves have gotten 98 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (6th in the majors). The Braves have recorded 1,245 assists, 65 errors and have accounted for 3,916 putouts for the season. In their 11,748 innings played, the Braves hold a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (11th in the majors).
During his career, Morton has allowed 1,669 hits while earning 1,679 punch outs in 1,782 innings pitched. Morton (115-101 career win-loss mark) has a 4.01 ERA and has allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 795 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.291 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.66 and he has gone up against 7,616 hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-390)
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