Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals - 9/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (79-76) at Atlanta Braves (62-94)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
T Roark (4-6) (4.76) vs. Matt Wisler (6-8) (5.40)
The Line: Atlanta Braves / Washington Nationals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, SportsSouth
The Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals face off on Tuesday at Turner Field for game one of their MLB series of disappointing National League East teams.
The Atlanta Braves have on of the worst records in baseball as they get ready to play out the final week of the season. The Braves are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 37-38 at home, and they are 27 games back in the NL East. As a team the Braves are hitting .251 with Nick Markakis hitting .297, Cameron Maybin .266, and Andrelton Simmons hitting .261. The Braves pitching staff has an ERA of 4.57 with the starters at 4.44 and the bullpen at 4.80. For game one against the Nationals the Braves start Matt Wisler who has allowed 110 hits and 56 earned runs while striking out 65 over 93.1 innings for a 6-8 record and a 5.40 ERA.
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The Washington Nationals were the choice of many to make the World Series this season but they have come up well short not even making the post-season. The Nationals are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 34-41 on the road, and they are nine games back in the NL East. As a team the Nationals are hitting .254 with Bryce Harper hitting .336, Yunel Escobar hitting .318, and Ian Desmond hitting .236. The Nationals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.71 with the starters at 3.82 and the bullpen at 3.51. For Tuesday’s game the Nationals start Tanner Roark who has allowed 111 hits and 52 earned runs while striking out 60 over 98.1 innings for a 4-6 record and a 4.76 ERA.
Atlanta is 17-45 in their last 62 games, 16-36 against a team with a winning record, and 4-1 in Wisler’s last five starts in game one of a series. Washington is 5-0 in their last five road games, 8-3 against the NL East, and 2-5 in their last seven games. Washington is 20-7 in their last 27 games against Atlanta.
This is a lousy game and laying these kind of odds seems silly so I won’t be touching it but the Nationals are the choice and it is a lean at best.