The Washington Nationals are visiting the Atlanta Braves. Jeremy Hellickson is pitching for the Nationals and Anibal Sanchez for the Braves.
The Nationals are -116 on the money line, the Braves are the home underdog at -103 and the total currently sits at nine runs.
The Nationals are 6-2 overall in games Hellickson starts and 4-1 when he starts on the road. On the road this season Hellickson has a 2.70 ERA and 3.21 xFIP in 26.2 innings pitched. Hellickson walks 1.35 and allows a measly .35 home runs per nine innings pitched.. Hitters have a .282 BABIP and a 23.5 percent strikeout rate against Hellickson in his 26.2 innings of work on the road.
The Braves are 2-2 this season when Sanchez takes the hill and 1-1 when he starts at home. Sanchez has a 5.14 ERA with a 6.14 xFIP in just 7 innings pitched at home. Sanchez allows 6.43 walks and 2.57 home runs per nine innings pitched and hitters have a .200 BABIP and 12.5 percent strikeout rate against Sanchez at home.
The Nationals are a just outside the top ten offense against right handed pitching. They boast a .183 ISO, .275 BABIP and wRC+ of 104 this season against right handed pitching. The Nationals also have a 20 percent strikeout rate with a 10.4 percent walk rate.
Against right handed pitching the Braves are a top ten offense. They have a .158 ISO, .285 BABIP and wRC+ of 106 this season against right handed pitching pitching. The Phillies also have a 19.4 percent strikeout rate and 10.4 percent walk rate.
The Nationals bullpen seems to be fresher tonight. Over the past four games they 10.2 innings pitched. The Braves bullpen has pitched 12 innings over the past four games. I give the Nationals bullpen the edge today.
- The Braves are 24-12 against opponents of the National League East
- The Braves are 14-3 this season in day games
- The Nationals are finishing up 10 game road trip today are are 7-2 as of Saturday.
Play the Braves on the money line tonight!
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Good luck tonight.