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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction 6-7-24 Picks

Atlanta Braves (35-25) vs. Washington Nationals (27-35)
June 7, 2024 6:45 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Nationals +178 / Atlanta Braves -195; Over/Under: +8
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The Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals meet Friday in MLB game 2 action at Nationals Park. Here’s a Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction.

Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

The Atlanta Braves are 35-25 on the year after wins over the Athletics and Red Sox. The Atlanta Braves have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 4 of their last 6 games. The Atlanta Braves have won 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Marcell Ozuna leads the Atlanta Braves with 69 hits and 55 RBI while Michael Harris II and Ozzie Albies have combined for 115 hits and 48 RBI.

Washington Nationals Betting Preview

The Washington Nationals have lost 4 straight games, which includes a sweep of the Mets. The Washington Nationals have scored 6 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 8 games. The Washington Nationals have lost 5 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. CJ Abrams leads the Washington Nationals with 56 hits and 27 RBI, while Jesse Winker and Luis Garcia Jr. have combined for 101 hits and 54 RBI.

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Pitching Matchup

Chris Sale gets the ball for the Atlanta Braves, and he is 8-1 with a 3.06 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. Sale has allowed 13 hits and 9 runs in his last 11 innings. Sale has a 3.33 ERA and .231 allowed batting average in 24.1 road innings. Sale is 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Washington Nationals.

Jake Irvin gets the ball for the Washington Nationals, and he is 3-5 with a 3.39 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Irvin has allowed 7 hits and 2 runs in his last 12 innings. Irvin has a 4.91 ERA and .290 allowed batting average in 22 home innings. Irvin is 0-1 with a 5.19 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Atlanta Braves.

Why the Washington Nationals will win

  • The Braves have lost each of their last five games as favorites against the Nationals following a win.
  • The Nationals have won five of their last six games as underdogs against the Braves following a loss.
  • The Braves have failed to cover the run line in each of their last five games against the Nationals following a win.
  • The Nationals have covered the run line in five of their last six games against the Braves following a loss.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Lane Thomas has hit a home run in each of the Nationals’ last two home games against the Braves.
  • Joey Gallo has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Nationals’ last six home games.
  • Luis Garcia has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine home appearances against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Luis Garcia has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 home appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Luis Garcia has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 home appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Eddie Rosario has scored at least one run in each of his last four home appearances against the Braves.
  • Lane Thomas ranks 9th in the league in Steals (15) this season.

Atlanta Braves Player Prop Facts

  • Adam Duvall has hit a home run in each of the Braves’ last two road games against NL opponents.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded a Double in each of the Braves’ last four games as road favorites.
  • Marcell Ozuna has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Braves’ last six road games against NL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Chris Sale has recorded a win in seven of his last eight appearances.
  • Marcell Ozuna has recorded at least one Single in each of the Braves’ last eight road games against NL East opponents.
  • Chris Sale has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last six appearances against NL opponents.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded at least one hit in each of the Braves’ last nine games against the Nationals.
  • Jarred Kelenic has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last five appearances with the Braves as favorites.
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. has scored at least one run in each of his last nine Friday appearances against teams that held a losing record.
  • Marcell Ozuna ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.611) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Washington Nationals rank 1st in the league for steals this season (95).
  • The Washington Nationals rank T29th in the league for triples this season (4).
  • The Atlanta Braves rank T1st in the league for doubles this season (121).
  • The Atlanta Braves rank 27th in the league for steals this season (29).

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction

The Atlanta Braves should be favored because they’re the better team and Chris Sale looks like an all star this season. However, the Braves have been sluggish offensively these last few weeks and the Nationals continue to be a sneaky team that cashes in roles like this. Also, Jake Irvin has been one of the best Nats players this season, with an ERA of 3.39 and WHIP of 1.03. You can do a lot worse than grabbing the Nats and a chance to make almost two times your money in this spot. Give me the Nationals as a value play on Friday night.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Washington Nationals +178

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