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2021 MLB Handicapping
(49-60) Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves (55-54)
Date: Saturday, August 7th, 2021
Time: 7:20 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
Projected Pitchers: Josiah Gray vs. Charlie Morton
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals +200 | Braves -240
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals +1.5 , Braves -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Nationals are on a brutal streak in the last couple weeks, but they will look to get back on track here on Saturday, as they take on the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park.
It is now 4-11 for the Nationals in their last 15 games as it looks like their season is just about done, as it would take a heroic last 7 weeks of the season to get them anywhere close to the top of this division.
It is amazing that the possibility of the playoffs is even still there given the fact they are now 11 games under .500, as they are only 7.5 games back of the Phillies and although it is unlikely they catch them, it is still possible.
The Nationals management clearly are not thinking about the playoffs this year, however, as they just traded away their franchise player Max Scherzer to the Dodgers and that just does not bode well for this team from an overall perspective.
Josiah Gray looks to be a pitcher with a future, and he obviously is not the finished product yet, so I do fear for him here against a Braves batting lineup who has proved they can still be a force even without their star Ronald Acuna Jr.
The Braves certainly are not all that worried about their offense, as they have been able to score 29 runs over their last 4 games winning all of those games and they are now only 1 game back of the Phillies in the division, so a playoff run is very likely for them if they can keep rolling.
The one group that has really come up clutch for the Braves this year is the starting rotation, as they have put up 43 quality starts which ranks them in 8th, and with the offense this team has they certainly could be dangerous down the stretch.
Charlie Morton gets the call to the hill and he should be ready for yet another solid start coming in here with a 10-4 record and an impressive 3.69 ERA, so he does give this Braves team a boost in this spot.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Nationals are 1-4 in their last 5 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Nationals are 1-7 in their last 8 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Nationals are 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Nationals are 3-13 in their last 16 Saturday games.
- Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games.
- Braves are 7-3 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Nationals are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.
Free Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
The Atlanta Braves are in a great spot here at home against the Nationals and I can see them ending Josiah Gray’s afternoon pretty quickly here and getting into this Nationals bullpen. I think this one gets ugly quick for the visiting Nationals, so I am comfortable going with the runline here to get this line close to the even money mark.
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