Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves - 9/13/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (65-78) at Washington Nationals (88-56)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Luiz Gohara (0-1) (13.50) vs. M Scherzer (14-5) (2.32)
The Line: Washington Nationals -340 / Atlanta Braves +300 --- Over/Under: 8] See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Southeast, MASN
MLB baseball comes to DC when the Washington Nationals host the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
The Atlanta Braves have been playing well the past week as the team looks to finish the year on a positive note. The Braves continued to play well with Tuesday’s 8-0 victory at Washington giving the team wins in five of six. Bravos starter Julio Teheran was outstanding with seven hits and a pair of walks allowed over seven frames to get the win. Atlanta racked up 14 hits and one free pass with Ozzie Albies going solo and scoring three while Freddie Freeman went 3-5 with a homer, three RBI’s and another two runs followed by Ender Inciarte with an RBI and run. The Atlanta Braves have scheduled rookie Luiz Gohara for his second career start on Wednesday at the Washington Nationals. Gohara dropped his debut 12-8 versus the Texas Rangers with six runs allowed on four hits and four walks over four frames.
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The Washington Nationals have been hot for over a week as they motor towards the postseason. The Nationals had won six of seven but cooled off for a night with Tuesday night’s defeat versus visiting Atlanta. Nats starter Gio Gonzalez absorbed a rare off night with five runs plated on seven hits and a walk through five innings pitched while AJ Cole gave up another three runs in an inning. Washington mustered nine hits and a pair of bases on balls with Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Taylor stroking two singles apiece. The Washington Nationals hand the ball to Max Scherzer for Wednesday’s start versus the visiting Atlanta Braves. Scherzer comes off of an 11-10 victory versus the Philadelphia Phillies where he gave up four runs on six hits through six innings pitched.
The over is 21-8-2 in Atlanta last 31 Wednesday games and Atlanta are 7-16 in their last 23 road games while the over is 19-9 in Atlanta last 28 road games. Washington are 7-1 in their last 8 home games and the under is 18-7-6 in Washington last 31 overall while the under is 18-7-6 in Washington last 31 on grass. Washington are 7-1 in Scherzer’s last 8 starts versus Atlanta and the over is 21-6 in the last 27 meetings.
Scherzer has enjoyed a great deal of success in this matchup so you must decide if he’s worth the price against the hot Braves…