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2021 MLB Handicapping
(59-55) Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals (50-63)
Date: Friday, August 13th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, DC
Projected Pitchers: Charlie Morton (ATL) vs. TBA (WSH)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -152 Nationals +120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves -1.5, Nationals +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Braves will be in D.C. to take on the Nationals for game 1 Friday at 7:05 ET.
Charlie Morton is going for the Braves and there has not been a starter named for the Nationals yet.
These teams met last week and the Braves won the series.
The Braves got off to a slow start, but they have been playing much better as of late. A lot of people already counted this team out.
They are tied for 1st in the National League East with a record of 59-55. They lead the Mets by 1 game.
Atlanta beat the Reds 8-6 on Wednesday.
Touki Toussaint went 5 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Wednesday.
Charlie Morton has been reliable once again this year. He is 10-4 with a 3.45 ERA. His last start was against the Nationals where he went 6 innings and did not allow an earned run. Atlanta won this game 3-2.
The pitching for this team has been getting better. They have an ERA of 4.01 which is 13th best in baseball.
Offense is the best part of their game. They are scoring 4.82 runs per game which is 9th best in the majors.
Atlanta has hit 160 home runs which is 4th best in baseball.
The Nationals have not had a great year so far and I do not see it getting much better.
They have a record of 50-63 which puts them in 4th place of the National League East. This club is 8.5 games out of 1st place.
Washington lost 8-7 to the Mets on Wednesday.
Joe Ross went 5 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Wednesday.
At this time, I am unsure of who the starter will be for the Friday game.
Pitching has not been great so far. The Nats have an ERA of 4.51 which is 21st best in the majors.
The offense has not been the main issue for their struggles. They are scoring 4.41 runs per game which is 18th best in baseball.
Washington has hit 131 home runs which is 21st best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 road games.
- Braves are 7-1 in their last 8 games overall.
- Braves are 7-1 in their last 8 games on grass.
- Braves are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series.
- Nationals are 10-25 in their last 35 games overall.
- Nationals are 10-25 in their last 35 games on grass.
- Nationals are 5-16 in their last 21 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Nationals are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a right handed starter.
Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
The Braves need to keep up their good play if they wish to make a run toward the playoffs. I expect them to be sharp in the series opener.
Atlanta is the better team and they cannot afford to lose to Washington. I am confident they will take care of business in this one.
Charlie Morton was solid in his last outing and I feel he will have a similar one in this game. The Braves should be able to have success against whoever the starter is for the Nationals.
My play is the Braves on the moneyline.
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