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2018 MLB Season
(60-48) Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals (57-54)
Date: Wednesday August 8, 2018
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, DC.
Projected Starters: Foltynewicz vs. Milone
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -115 | Braves +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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The Braves got a day off on Monday to travel and have yet to play either game of the doubleheader on Tuesday as I write this game up. So not much has changed since I wrote Monday.
It feels like the NL East is wide open but I do tend to lean Braves because of Freddie Freeman. The guy is unbelievable and, in my humble opinion, the most technically sound hitter in the game.
Since finishing second in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2011 (losing out to teammate Craig Kimbrel) with a 116 OPS+, Freeman’s OPS+ in the subsequent years are as followed: 113, 147, 139, 132, 157, 159 and 151 this year.
That sort of steady presence in the middle of the lineup, coupled with his quiet leadership ability, will keep Atlanta steady, while I’m still waiting for things to get crazy on Philadelphia, which isn’t as well-equipped to deal with it.
Tommy Milone will make his third start for Washington as Stephen Strasburg’s replacement since Strasburg went out for the second time on July 20.
That attempt to come back on the 20th of last month was in vain after six weeks on the DL prior to that. He’s dealing with a nerve problem in his neck but says he plans to throw off the mound in the next week or two.
That would have him on track to return by September, surely. The Nats have a big doubleheader on Tuesday against the Braves with a chance to cut into at least Atlanta’s lead over them in the division.
But until Strasburg returns, it will be Milone, who struck out nine in seven innings the last time he took the mound. There will be pressure on him to get deep into the game after Washington’s second doubleheader in four days.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-2 in ATL last 9 overall.
- Under is 7-2 in ATL last 9 on grass.
- Under is 9-3 in ATL last 12 Wed. games.
- Head to Head: Under is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings.
Free Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction: Atlanta.
I think the Nats could sweep the doubleheader but then Atlanta salvages this one.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Braves ML
MLB Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 8 – Washington 4
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