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2018 MLB Season
(53-42) Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals (48-49)
Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Time: 1:35 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Max Scherzer
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -220 | Braves +203
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals -1.5 (-110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
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Foltynewicz was once again rocked in his last outing against the Toronto Blue Jays as he gave up five earned runs and two home runs in his second consecutive start, but was able to pick up his seventh win of the season in a 9-5 victory. The good news is he owns a 13:2 K:BB ratio in those games.
In 101.2 innings of work, Atlanta’s ace owns an elite strikeout (10.62 K/9) to walk (3.72 BB/9) rate, while he has done a solid job limiting the long ball (0.89 HR/9) and stranding base runners (80.4% LOB%). The end-result is an elite 2.66 ERA, but a higher, but still solid 3.40 FIP.
Atlanta has managed to win two of their three contests in the past week. During that span their lineup is slashing .242/.290/.414 to go with 11 extra-base hits and 13 RBI.
Scherzer was able to put in a quality start and picked up his 12th win of the season in his last start as Washington took down the New York Mets 5-4. He went seven innings giving up five hits, three earned runs, and two home runs while he struck out five and walked two.
In 134.2 innings of work, Washington’s ace owns an elite strikeout (12.16 K/9) to walk (2.27 BB/9) rate, while he has been solid at limiting the long ball (1.00 HR/9) and stranding base runners (83.2% LOB%). The end-result is an elite 2.41 ERA and 2.81 FIP.
Washington could only win one of their three contests in the past week. During that span their lineup is slashing .240/.309/.380 to go with six extra-base hits and 14 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- ATL are 8-2 in their last 10 Sun. games.
- ATL are 4-10 in Foltynewiczs last 14 road starts.
- WAS are 10-21 in their last 31 overall.
- WAS are 17-6 in Scherzers last 23 home starts.
- WAS are 9-3 in Scherzers last 12 starts vs. ATL.
- Under is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings.
Free Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction: Washington edges out Atlanta at home
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Braves +1.5
Foltynewicz may have just put in two unspectacular starts, but his 13:2 K:BB ratio during that span is still encouraging. Scherzer on the other hand has given up 13 earned runs, 7 home runs and posted an uncharacteristic 30:11 K:BB ratio in his last five starts. Atlanta’s lineup is hard to strikeout and I expect them to give Foltynewicz enough run support to keep this outing close.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Nationals 5 – Braves 4
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