Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 9 (7/9): MLB
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- Jul 9, 2022, 1:19:19 AM
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|Time||4:10 p.m. EST|
|Nationals money line||+200|
|Nationals run line||+1.5 (+110)|
|Braves money line||-245|
|Braves run line||-1.5 (-130)|
|Over / under||9.5|
|Washington Nationals||Atlanta Braves|
|Road / home record||16-25||28-18|
|Last 10 record||2-8||7-3|
|Over / under record||43-39-4||42-40-3|
|Runs / game||3.93||4.75|
|Runs allowed / game||5.45||4.01|
The Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals will play the 2nd game of the series at the Truist Park on Saturday. The Braves destroyed the Nationals 12-2 in the first game of the series. Olson and Ronald Acuña Jr. homered off Erick Fedde, rookie Michael Harris II went 4 for 4 in the Braves win.
The Nationals get here with a 30-56 record and have lost 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 3.93 runs per game. They're batting for .250 AVG, 333 runs scored in 711 hits and 64 home runs, ranking #27 in offense in the league behind the Kansas City Royals. Josh Bell has a batting average of .308, 12 home runs and 47 RBI. Juan Soto leads the team in home runs with 16.
Defensively they are allowing 5.5 runs per game and ranking #29, the second worst in the league. Josiah Gray leads the team with a 4.14 ERA, 99 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded for the Nationals.
Probable Pitcher: Patrick Corbin (4-10, 5.68 ERA)
Corbin will take the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Nationals. On Monday against the Marlins, Corbin went seven innings, giving up one run on eight hits and one walk while striking out four. He did not factor in the decision. He is 6-8 with an ERA of 3.95 and 98 strikeouts in 18 appearances against the Braves in his career.
The Braves get here with a 50-35 record and have won 4 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.7 runs per game. They're batting for .249 AVG, 394 runs scored in 709 hits and 127 home runs, ranking #5 in offense in the league behind the NY Mets. Austin Riley is leading the team with 21 home runs and 51 RBI while Dansby Swanson has the better batting average with .298.
Defensively they are allowing 4.1 runs per game and rank #10 in the league. Max Fried leads the pitching staff with a 2.52 ERA, 100 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded with the Braves.
Probable Pitcher: Kyle Wright (9-4, 2.91 ERA)
Wright will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Braves. Wright did not factor into the decision in Monday's 6-3 win over St. Louis, allowing an unearned run on three hits and one walk in four innings with two strikeouts. He has a 1-1 record with an ERA of 7.71 and 9 strikeouts in 4 appearances against the Nationals in his career.
Washington Nationals are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta..
Atlanta Braves are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games against Washington.
The Nationals got destroyed in the first game of the series as they scored only 2 runs in the game and they have 2 more tough games to play in Atlanta. For Game 2 they'll send Patrick Corbin to the mound who has improved lately allowing 2 runs in his last 15 innings pitched but has been pounded by the Braves. The Braves are on a roll and have won 7 of their last 10 games and 4 of their last 5 at home. Kyle Wright will start for the Braves who has been great in his last 2 starts. These teams are going in opposite directions and the Braves are by far the better team. Take the Braves.
PICK: Braves -1.5 (-130)
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