Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Betting Odds
Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Match Preview and Free Picks
The Atlanta Braves left home last week for a seven-game west coast road trip after being swept by Boston, but open a 10-game homestand Friday against the Washington Nationals with the National League East title firmly in its grasp. The Braves won six times on their trip through Arizona and San Francisco, riding late-inning offense and strong starting pitching in bolstering their division lead to a season-high 7½ games and reducing their magic number to 10.
Atlanta’s pitching staff gave up three runs in a three-game sweep of San Francisco, sparked by a Mike Foltynewicz complete game, allowing only two extra-base hits in the series and walking only eight of the 101 batters faced. The Nationals are playing some of their better baseball of the season, winning five games in a row before losing Thursday’s make-up game to the Cubs at home 4-3 in 10 innings.
Rookie outfielder Juan Soto finished 1-for-5 in the defeat to extend his hitting streak to seven games, and is batting 355 with two doubles, three homers, seven RBIs and five runs scored during the streak. Washington closer Sean Doolittle allowed the go-ahead run to score in the 10th inning, the second time in three games since returning from the disabled list he has allowed a run.
Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Starting Pitchers Report
Nationals RH Max Scherzer (17-6, 2.31 ERA): Scherzer is a leading contender to win his third consecutive NL Cy Young Award and with good reason, leading the league in wins, strikeouts (271), WHIP (0.88) and hits per nine innings (5.9). The 34-year-old is 5-1 with a 2.12 ERA in 10 starts since the All-Star break, and while he has allowed three earned runs in each of his past three starts, he has struck out 11 hitters in each of his past two outings. Scherzer is 2-1 in four starts against the Braves this season, posting a 1.67 ERA with 30 strikeouts.
Braves RH Kevin Gausman (9-10, 3.89): Gausman has bolstered Atlanta’s rotation since being acquired from Baltimore at the trade deadline, going 4-2 in seven starts with a 2.32 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP. The 27-year-old looks to rebound from his worst start with his new team, giving up four runs on seven hits with four walks in 4 2/3 innings in a Sept. 7 loss at Arizona. Gausman faced the Nationals while pitching for the Orioles on June 21, surrendering two runs on four hits in six innings to get a no-decision.
Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends
|Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games|
|Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road|
|Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Atlanta|
|Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta|
|Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta|
Atlanta Braves Betting Odds Trends
|Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games|
|Atlanta is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games at home|
|Atlanta is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Washington|
|Atlanta is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington|
|Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington|