Braves vs. Nationals - 4/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (7-13) at Atlanta Braves (10-9)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
J Zimmermann (1-2) (5.23) vs. A Wood (1-0) (3.00)
The Line: Atlanta Braves +106 / Washington Nationals -116 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, SPSO, ESPN
The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves play a rubber game Wednesday night.
The Washington Nationals look for a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Nationals have scored 17 runs in this series but three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Nationals have lost eight of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Ian Desmond leads Washington with 20 hits and five RBI while Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper have combined for 25 RBI. Eight of the Washington Nationals 13 losses this season have come on the road. Jordan Zimmermann takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 5.23 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 4-2 with a 2.93 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Braves allowed 13 runs in Tuesday’s loss and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Braves have lost five of their last six games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 23 hits and five RBI while Andrelton Simmons and A.J. Pierzynski have combined for 25 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost three of their last four home games. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he’s 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Wood is 3-1 with a 1.49 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 5-2 in Zimmermanns last 7 road starts and 58-27 in Zimmermanns last 85 starts overall. The Braves are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Woods last 5 starts. The Braves are 4-0 in Woods last 4 home starts vs. Nationals.
Both pitchers are real solid and have had their way against the current oppoenent throughout their careers. With that said, I'm going with the team getting the slight plus money at home. It's the only real advantage we have here.