Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals - 9/16/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (74-74) at Atlanta Braves (83-64)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 1:35 pm (SunTrust Park)
T Roark (8-15) (4.37) vs. Sean Newcomb (12-8) (3.82)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -138 / Washington Nationals +128 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, FS-South
Sunday MLB action gives us the Washington Nationals visiting the Atlanta Braves.
The Washington Nationals put everything together in a 7-1 victory at Atlanta on Saturday. Washington starter Jeremy Hellickson allowed an unearned run over three frames before Jefry Rodriguez tossed 4.2 shutout innings to pick up the win.
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The Nationals logged seven hits and walked 14 times with Anthony Rendon and Adam Eaton driving in two runs each while Juan Soto knocked in a run and scored twice.
Tanner Roark heads to the mound to oppose the Braves Sunday. Roark has struggled the past two times out with eleven runs allowed on 20 hits over 9.2 innings.
The Atlanta Braves struggled at the plate and on the mound in Saturday’s defeat to visiting Washington. Atlanta starter allowed two runs in four innings with Touki Toussant giving up three runs in an inning.
The Braves offense consisted of two hits and four bases on balls with Freddie Freeman cracking a sacrifice fly that scored Ronald Acuna Jr..
The Braves send Sean Newcomb to the hill to face the Nationals. Newcomb comes off of a 4-1 win at San Francisco with a run scoring over six innings where he struck out eight.
Washington are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and over is 7-3 in Washington last 10 overall and over is 7-3 in Washington last 10 on grass. Atlanta are 19-7 in their last 26 Sunday games and are 4-10 in their last 14 home games and are 2-6 in Newcomb’s last 8 home starts.
I’ll back the Braves here with Roark cooling down a bit even though Newcomb can be hit…