Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves Game One - 8/7/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (60-48) at Washington Nationals (57-54)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 1:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Max Fried (1-4) (3.37) vs. Jefry Rodriguez (0-1) (6.86)
The Line: Washington Nationals -127 / Atlanta Braves +117 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-South, MASN
The Atlanta Braves and take the field at the Washington Nationals in game one of a doubleheader in Tuesday MLB action.
The Atlanta Braves have stayed in a virtual tie atop the NL East with wins in six of seven following a 5-4, ten inning victory at the NY Mets on Sunday. Atlanta starter Julio Teheran gave up three runs over 5.2 frames with AJ Minter allowing a 9th inning run to get a BS and the win.
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The Braves pounded out 12 hits with Teheran gong deep while Ender Inciarte went 3-5 with a homer, two RBI’s and two runs followed by Nick Markakis who had four hits including a solo jack.
The Braves have named Max Fried as Tuesday’s game one starter at Washington. Fried has nine appearances (five starts) to his credit and has gone 1-4 with a 3.38 ERA.
The Washington Nationals are making a second half run at the NL East lead and have won five of six after squeezing by Cincinnati 2-1 on S
Sunday. Washington starter Tanner Roark allowed one run on seven hits through seven frames to pick up the win.
The Nationals banged out eight hits and walked three times with Matt Wieters clubbing his 4th long ball while Bryce Harper knocked in Adam Eaton.
The Nationals have scheduled Jefry Rodriguez for Tuesday’s game one starter against Atlanta. Rodriguez has made five appearances (three starts and is 0-1 with a 6.86 ERA.
Under is 7-2 in Atlanta last 9 overall and under is 7-2 in Atlanta last 9 on grass and over is 7-2 in Atlanta last 9 Tuesday games. Under is 20-8 in Washington last 28 Tuesday games and Washington are 25-11 in their last 36 Tuesday games. Under is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings.
Both teams are playing well and can’t afford a loss so I am backing the Braves who have a more experienced starter on the mound…