Nationals vs. Braves - 6/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (35-36) at Washington Nationals (38-33)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 4:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Matt Wisler (1-0) (1.12) vs. Joe Ross (2-1) (2.66)
The Line: Washington Nationals -170 / Atlanta Braves +160 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, MASN2
The Washington Nationals look to sweep the Atlanta Braves Thursday afternoon.
The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Braves have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Braves have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 83 hits and 21 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Jace Peterson have combined for 72 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost four of their last five road games. Matt Wisler gets the nod, and he’s 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Wisler’s first career game against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Nationals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Nationals have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 82 hits and 26 RBI while Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos have combined for 92 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won five straight home games. Doug Fister takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 4.80 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Fister is 3-1 with a 2.62 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 1-6 in their last 7 Thursday games. The Nationals are 36-17 in their last 53 during game 3 of a series and 11-4 in Fisters last 15 home starts. The Braves are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings.
It's been a while since the Braves have beaten the Nationals. I don't know if that changes with Fister on the hill on a short turnaround. I'm going with Washington and taking the runline to increase the value of the bet.