Braves at Nationals - 6/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (35-35) at Washington Nationals (37-33)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
A Wood (4-4) (3.40) vs. J Zimmermann (5-5) (3.75)
The Line: Washington Nationals / Atlanta Braves --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, MASN2
The Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Atlanta Braves look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Braves have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Braves have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 77 hits and 21 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Jace Peterson have combined for 72 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost five of their last seven road games. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he’s 4-4 with a 3.40 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Wood is 3-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Nationals have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Nationals have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 81 hits and 26 RBI while Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos have combined for 90 RBI. The Washington Nationals have split their last eight home games. Jordan Zimmermann takes the hill, and he’s 5-5 with a 3.75 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 5-2 with a 3.15 ERA and 67 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League East and 6-13 in Woods last 19 road starts. The Nationals are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. National League East and 35-17 in their last 52 games following an off day. The Braves are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Washington and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Nats are finding their groove again, and they've had their way with the Braves as of late. I like Washington to keep things rolling here.