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(87-59) Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves (56-90)
Date: Friday September 16, 2016
Time: 7:35 PM ET
Venue: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Projected Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. John Gant
MLB Moneyline Odds: Washington -240
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The Washington Nationals are sitting on top of the National League East and will start a three game series on Friday with their division rival Atlanta Braves.
The National’s Ace, Max Scherzer, will be on the mound for game one Friday night going up against the Braves right handed John Gant.
With the Nationals leading the series this season between the two clubs 14-2, it hasn’t exactly been as intense of a rivalry as the Braves would like.
John Gant will be making his 16th appearance and 7th start of the season and will be going for his second win in 2016.
During his last start on the mound, Gant was unable to make it out of the fourth inning and gave up three runs and walked four batters.
Throughout his 43 innings pitched this season, Gant holds an ERA of 4.40 with a 1.42 WHIP.
The righty has only been able to make it out of the sixth inning in one of his starts so far this year.
The Braves have been picking up the production in the batter’s box lately, but as a team, they are still only hitting .252. Atlanta is currently ranked 29th in the Majors with an average of 3.92 runs a game.
The pitching rotation and bullpen have been having some issues of their own with a team ERA of 4.61, putting them at 26th in the league.
Washington’s Max Scherzer will be taking the hill for the 31st time this year and will be trying to pick up his 16th win. During his last game on the mound, Scherzer pitched a shutout through six innings against the Phillies.
Due to a lack of run support, he was given a no-decision for his effort.
Scherzer has dominated opposing lineups this season with an ERA of 2.78 and 0.92 WHIP. He also leads the Majors with 251 strikeouts this season.
If Scherzer has had a weak spot in 2016, it has been against the Braves when he has a 4.10 ERA.
The Nationals have been better than average swinging the wood which has led to 4.73 runs per game wich is 10th in the big leagues with a team batting average of .255.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The under has hit in the last 8 Nationals road games
- The under has been 7-0 during the Nationals last seven games against a starting right hander
- Washington has dominated the season series with the Atlanta Braves
- Scherzer has only allowed a total of 4 runs over last four starts
Free Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
Anthony Rendon has been a stud with the bat so far in the month of September for the Nationals. He has 14 RBIs for the month and has knocked in 13 runners against the Braves this season
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Washington -1.5 and game total under 7.5
Scherzer has been on point on the mound and has only allowed four runs in his last four starts. The relievers for Washington should also have no problem at all keeping the game out of reach for the Braves.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Washington 5-1 Braves
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