Braves at Nationals - 9/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (54-79) at Washington Nationals (66-65)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Matt Wisler (5-5) (5.22) vs. J Zimmermann (11-8) (3.45)
The Line: Washington Nationals -256 / Atlanta Braves +234 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Atlanta Braves need a win after losing eight straight games. The Braves have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Braves have lost 12 straight when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 152 hits and 48 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 86 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost nine straight road games. Matt Wisler gets the ball, and he’s 5-5 with a 5.22 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Wisler is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Nationals have won seven of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Bryce Harper leads Washington with 141 hits and 78 RBI while Yunel Escobar and Ian Desmond have combined for 93 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won six of their last eight home games. Jordan Zimmermann takes the hill, and he’s 11-8 with a 3.45 ERA and 131 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 6-2 with a 2.59 ERA and 76 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 8-20 in their last 28 Thursday games and 0-4 in Wislers last 4 starts. The Nationals are 3-9 in their last 12 during game 1 of a series and 73-35 in Zimmermanns last 108 starts. The Braves are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Washington and 2-9 in the last 11 meetings overall.
Same team, another day, same pick. I'm not putting any money on the Braves with them being one of the coldest teams in baseball. The Nats are back at home where they've been playing well. Washington wins.