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Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals - 6/3/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals (33-24) at Atlanta Braves (34-24)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 1:35 pm (SunTrust Park)

J Hellickson (2-0) (2.30) vs. A Sanchez (1-0) (3.00)

The Line: Atlanta Braves +100 / Washington Nationals -110 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-South, MASN

NL East rivals the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves take the field in a Sunday MLB tilt.

The Washington Nationals prevented a three game slide at Atlanta with a 5-3, 14 inning victory on Saturday. Washington starter Gio Gonzalez allowed all three runs on five hits over seven frames while striking out nine before six relievers tossed scoreless baseball.

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Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals - 6/3/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Nationals posted nine hits and walked three times with Michael Taylor clubbing a two run bomb while Juan Soto went 3-5 with a homer and two runs. Wilmer Difo tripled in Max Scherzer  who smacked a pinch hit single and scored on Spencer Kieboom’s base hit.

The Nationals send Jeremy Hellickson to the mound to oppose the Braves on Sunday afternoon Hellickson is shooting for back to back wins after upending the Orioles 3-2 with both runs plated on six hits in five frames.

The Atlanta Braves missed out on a three game winning streak versus the rival Nationals with Saturday’s extra inning defeat. Brandon McCarthy gave up a pair of runs through six frames with Sam Freeman blowing  the save with a 7th inning homer allowed. Four Braves relievers tossed six shutout frames before Miguel Socolovich absorbed the loss for the Bravos with a pair of runs plated in the 14th.

Atlanta mustered five hits with Johan Camargo providing a short lived 3-2 lead with a three run homer.

Anibal Sanchez toes the rubber for Atlanta on Sunday against the Nationals. Sanchez comes in off of a 7-6 loss (ND) versus the NY Mets with four runs given up on five hits and a pair of BB through four innings.

Washington  are 13-3 in their last 16 road games and are 21-7 in their last 28 overall and are 21-7 in their last 28 games on grass. Atlanta  are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and  are 14-6 in their last 20 vs. National League East. Under is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings in Atlanta.

You never know what Sanchez is going to do so he is the Wild Card so I’ll go with the ‘more’ known quantity in Hellickson…

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