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Nationals vs. Braves - 9/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (54-80) at Washington Nationals (68-65)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

S Miller (5-12) (2.56) vs. G Gonzalez (9-7) (4.13)

The Line: Washington Nationals -200 / Atlanta Braves +185 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds


The Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals play game three Saturday night.

The Atlanta Braves look to snap a 10-game losing streak. The Braves have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Braves have lost 14 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 11 straight road games. Shelby Miller gets the nod, and he’s 5-12 with a 2.56 ERA and 147 strikeouts this season. Miller is 2-1 with a 1.72 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

Nationals vs. Braves - 9/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Washington Nationals look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Nationals have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Nationals have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Bryce Harper leads Washington with 143 hits and 80 RBI while Yunel Escobar and Ian Desmond have combined for 96 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won five of their last six home games. Gio Gonzalez takes the hill, and he’s 9-7 with a 4.13 ERA and 127 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 3-8 with a 4.93 ERA and 79 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 15-38 in their last 53 games as an underdog and 5-16 in Millers last 21 starts. The Nationals are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 25-12 in their last 37 vs. National League East. The Braves are 1-11 in the last 12 meetings in Washington. 

You guys know the deal by know, as I've been fading the Braves during this entire losing stretch. Once again, nothing changes here. 

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Washington Nationals -1.5

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