Washington Nationals (58-81) vs. Atlanta Braves (73-65)
September 9, 2021 7:20 pm EDT
The Line: Atlanta Braves -263 / Washington Nationals +185; Over/Under: +9
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The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves meet Thursday in MLB action at Truist Park. The Nationals need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Braves need a win after losing six of their last nine games.
The Washington Nationals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last six games. The Nationals have lost eight of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Juan Soto leads the Nationals with 127 hits and 81 RBI while Josh Bell and Starlin Castro have combined for 194 hits and 114 RBI. Erick Fedde gets the ball, and he is 6-9 with a 5.27 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. Fedde is 0-4 with a 11.29 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Braves have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 150 hits and 73 RBI while Austin Riley and Ozzie Albies have combined for 288 hits and 180 RBI. Huascar Ynoa gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 3.19 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Ynoa is 1-0 with a 3.10 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 6-20 in their last 26 Thursday games and 6-21 in their last 27 road games. The Braves are 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games and 21-10 in their last 31 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Nationals last 5 road games. The under is 11-3-2 in Braves last 16 overall. The Nationals are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta.
Fedde has been awful lately, allowing 36 hits and 22 earned runs in his last 34.1 innings. Ynoa has allowed just 15 hits and nine runs in his last 23 innings. Ynoa has a 2.29 ERA at home this season. The Braves also need to win to improve their odds of winning the NL East. Give me the Braves and the RL for max betting value.