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Nationals vs. Braves - 9/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (54-79) at Washington Nationals (67-65)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 4, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

J Teheran (9-7) (4.62) vs. S Strasburg (8-6) (4.35)

The Line: Washington Nationals -200 / Atlanta Braves +185 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSO/MASN

The Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals play game two Friday night.

The Atlanta Braves need a win in order to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Braves have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Braves have lost 13 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 10 straight road games. Julio Teheran gets the nod, and he’s 9-7 with a 4.62 ERA and 139 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

Nationals vs. Braves - 9/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six 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 79 RBI while Yunel Escobar and Ian Desmond have combined for 96 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won seven of their last 10 home games. Tanner Roark takes the hill, and he’s 4-4 with a 4.54 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Roark is 3-0 with a 1.90 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 3-13 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in Teherans last 6 road starts. The Nationals are 7-3 in their last 10 games as a favorite and 11-5 in Roarks last 16 starts as a favorite. The Nationals are 4-1 in Roarks last 5 starts vs. Braves.

If you've been keeping track over the last couple of weeks, you'll know that I've been fading the Braves for quite some time and it goes without saying that it's paid off. No point stopping now, especially with the Nats desprate to make one last playoff push.

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Washington Nationals -1.5

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