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Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals 4/2/2023 Odds, Picks and Analysis

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals 4/2/2023 Odds, Picks and Analysis

On Sunday, the Atlanta Braves will conclude their three-game series with the Washington Nationals. After a day off on Friday, the Braves began their regular season with a dominant 7-2 triumph over the Nationals on Thursday. The Braves offense was ignited by designated hitter Travis d’Arnaud, who delivered four hits, while reliever Lucas Luetge earned the victory after appearing as the fifth reliever for Atlanta.

d’Arnaud has been the standout player for Atlanta so far this season, leading the team with an outstanding .800 batting average, four hits, and two RBIs. Although the Braves did not hit any homeruns on opening day, their offense was solid, with a team batting average of .300. On Sunday, rookie pitcher Jared Shuster will make his major league debut on the mound for the Braves.

  • Atlanta is 18-2 SU in their last 20 games on the road against Washington.
  • The total remained UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games played in April.
  • The Braves are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games played on a Sunday.

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals 4/2/2023 Odds, Picks and Analysis

The Washington Nationals are hoping to bounce back from their season-opening loss against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. In the first game of the series, the Nationals struggled defensively, committing three errors and leaving nine men on base, resulting in an 8-2 defeat. Patrick Corbin was charged with the loss as the starting pitcher. 

Dominic Smith leads the team with a .667 batting average and two hits, while Joey Meneses and Alex Call each have one RBI. Despite not hitting any home runs on opening day, the Nationals had a decent batting average of .242. The Nationals will turn to Mackenzie Gore, who went 4-4 with a 4.50 ERA and 72 strikeouts last season, to make his debut on the mound on Sunday.

  • The Washington Nationals are 2-18 SU in their last 20 games at home against Atlanta.
  • The total remained UNDER in 7 of Washington’s last 10 games played in April.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 6 of Washington’s last 8 games played on a Sunday.

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals. The MLB pick for this game is the Atlanta Braves. In the finale of their opening series, the Atlanta Braves will hit the road to take on the Washington Nationals, with a prediction that Atlanta will come out on top, and the game will go over the total points. The over has hit in five of Atlanta’s last six games and in six of Washington’s last seven contests, indicating a high-scoring match-up. Additionally, in 10 of the last 13 games between the Braves and Nationals in Washington, the over has hit. With a rookie pitcher starting for Atlanta, Washington may have more opportunities to score, leading to a final score prediction of an 8-4 Braves victory, with a recommendation to bet on the over.

MLB Starting Time: 1:35 PM ET

Location: Nationals Park in Washington D.C.

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023


MLB Odds: Atlanta Braves -185

MLB Totals: 9

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