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2021 MLB Handicapping
(60-56) Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals (50-66)
Date: Sunday, August 15th, 2021
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, DC
Projected Pitchers: Drew Smyly (ATL) vs. Patrick Corbin (WSH)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -172 Nationals +135
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves-1.5, Nationals +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9.5
The Braves will be in DC to take on the Nationals for game 3 Sunday at 1:05 ET. Game 2 is Saturday at 6:05 ET.
Drew Smyly is going for the Braves and Patrick Corbin is going for the Nationals.
Atlanta won game 1 of the series on Friday 4-2.
The Braves got off to a tough start, but they are playing well at the right time. They have won 8 of their last 10 games.
They have a record of 60-56 which makes them tied for 1st place with the Phillies. Both of these squads lead the Mets by half a game.
Before this series, Atlanta took 2 of 3 games from the Reds. In those games, they scored 14 runs and allowed 20 runs.
Charlie Morton delivered once again as he went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Friday.
Drew Smyly is 8-3 with a 4.41 ERA. His last start was against the Reds where he went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. The Braves won this game 3-2.
Pitching for this club has really improved as the year has gone on. The team has an ERA of 4.06 which is 13th best in baseball.
They are still producing consistently on offense. The Braves are scoring 4.80 runs per game which is 9th best in the game.
Atlanta has hit 165 home runs which is 3rd best in the majors.
The Nationals continue to struggle. There have not been many good things to talk about with this team.
Their 50-66 record puts them in 4th place of the National League East. The Braves lead them by 10 games.
Washington got swept in a 3 game series with the Mets before playing the Braves. In those games, the Nats scored 12 runs and allowed 17 runs.
Josiah Gray went 6 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Friday.
Paolo Espino is 3-3 with a 3.74 ERA. His last start was against the Mets and he went 1 inning and did not return due to a rain delay.
The pitching for this team has not been good. They have an ERA of 4.53 which is 20th best in the majors.
Their offense is scoring 4.35 runs per game which is 18th best overall.
Washington has hit 131 home runs which is 22nd best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 5-0 in their last road games.
- Braves are 8-2 in their last 10 games overall.
- Braves are 8-2 in their last 10 games on grass.
- Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. the National League East.
- Nationals are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series.
- Nationals are 7-19 in their last 26 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Nationals are 8-23 in their last 31 games overall.
- Nationals are 2-6 in their last 8 home games vs. a left handed starter.
Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
The Braves have been one of the hottest teams in baseball and I look for them to keep up their good play on Sunday.
Given how tight the battle for 1st place of the National League East is, the Braves need every game they can get. This team cannot afford to lose to the Nationals.
I look for Smyly to pitch a solid game and for the Braves to hit around Espino enough to get a win.
I like the Braves on the moneyline.
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