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Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals - 7/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals (42-34) at Atlanta Braves (36-40)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)

D Fister (3-3) (4.15) vs. Matt Wisler (1-1) (3.75)

The Line: Atlanta Braves +118 / Washington Nationals -128 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN, SportSouth

The Atlanta Braves look to cool down the surging Washington Nationals in Wednesday action.

The Washington Nationals are red hot and the result is first in the American League East. The Nationals are in one of those zones where they can do no wrong after a 6-1 victory at Atlanta was their 9th in eleven contests. Starter Jordan Zimmermann was at the top of his game with a six hit shutout with six K’s over 7.2 frames to up his record to 6-5. An eleven hit, four walk attack saw Clint Robinson club a two run homer with Danny Espinosa going 3-5 with an RBI and two runs while Wilson Ramos drove in a run and scored. Doug Fister looks for back to back victories when he opposes Atlanta for the second straight time. Fister defeated the Braves 7-0 with four hits and a walk allowed in seven scoreless frames.

Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals - 7/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Atlanta Braves suffered through a lost week with five consecutive defeats. The Braves had a chance to pick up a game on Washington in the National League East but instead struggled on the mound and at the plate. Starter Shelby Smith was charged with five runs (four earned) on eight hits and three BB while striking out ten through five frames. The Bravos totaled eight hits but did not walk with Juan Uribe going 2-4 with his 5th homerun being the extent of the offense. Matt Wisler makes his third career start and second in a row against the Nationals. Wisler dropped a 7-0 decision to the Nats with six runs plated (four earned) on nine hits over four innings.

Washington are 8-1 in their last 9 overall and  are 8-1 in their last 9 games on grass while the over is 7-2-1 in their last 10 road games. The Nationals are 8-10 in the last 8 meetings. I’m concerned with Fister but I was taught to bet on the streak…

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Washington -128

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