Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks
The Washington Nationals play tonight’s series finale at Atlanta as they look to keep first place in the National League East and the Braves try to climb out of 4 ½ game hole in the NL East. The Nationals won 4-1 in 11 innings Saturday and the Braves took the opener 7-6 on Friday. For tonight’s decision, Sportsbook have the Braves listed as -120 home favorites against Nationals (+110) with the over/under set at 7 runs. We recommend you compare the latest MLB Odds before the first pitch is tossed tonight.
“Considering all that happened today and the way we had to fight through the last couple of days, it was pretty good for us,” Williams said. “We fought all the way.”
Nationals starter LH Gio Gonzalez (6-8, 4.01 ERA) was 6-4 with a 3.52 ERA after beating the Cubs on July 5, but is 0-4 in his past five outings with a 5.40 ERA and a .269 opponents batting average. He has lost his past three starts, giving up four runs on six hits in six innings Tuesday to lose to the Mets. Gonzalez, who has averaged 15.8 victories since 2010, lost his only start to Atlanta on April 13 with six runs allowed on nine hits.
The Braves (59-57, 32-25 H) scored seven runs in the first five innings of the series opener Friday, Atlanta has plated just one in its past 15 innings. Freddie Freeman collected three hits in Saturday’s loss and is batting .500 against Washington this season.
Braves starter LH Alex Wood (7-9, 3.20) makes his 16th start of the season and ninth since rejoining the rotation June 25, and has gone 4-8 with a 2.96 ERA as a starter. He gave up one earned run (four runs total) in six innings to lose Tuesday at Seattle, and has given up one earned run in three of his past four outings. Wood split two decisions against the Nationals in April, posting a 2.25 ERA.
Freddie Freeman has seven hits in three games after going 3 for 4 on Saturday. The first baseman is a career .339 hitter at home against the Nationals, and he’s batting .500 (24 for 48) with six doubles, four homers, eight RBIs and 15 runs in 12 meetings this year.
Recent Betting Trends to Consider:
Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta.
Nationals are 10-25 in the last 35 meetings.
Nationals are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta.
Nationals are 0-7 in Gonzalezs last 7 starts vs. Braves.
Nationals are 0-5 in Gonzalezs last 5 road starts vs. Braves.
Braves are 1-6 in their last 7 games as a favorite of -110 to -150.
Braves are 1-7 in their last 8 games following a loss.
Braves are 1-8 in their last 9 vs. a team with a winning record.
Braves are 1-9 in their last 10 overall.
Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
Washington at Atlanta
When: Sunday August 10@8:07 PM ET
Pick: Braves -120
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