Atlanta Braves (97-55) vs. Washington Nationals (67-85)
Welcome to this highly anticipated matchup between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals on Thursday September 21, 2023! With the Braves boasting a formidable 97-55 win-loss record and the Nationals sitting behind at 67-85 win/loss records respectively, this contest promises to be an intense contest; we provide our best baseball picks and analysis here for this crucial contest.
The Atlanta Braves have had an outstanding season. Boasting a batting average of 0.275, 875 runs scored and 291 homers hit, their offensive game has been nothing short of remarkable. Paired with their solid pitching rotation’s 4.07 ERA/WHIP of 1.29 ratio they remain formidable opponents to rival Washington Nationals even after suffering five consecutive losses against them recently.
Washington Nationals have struggled this season, posting only a 67-85 record and failing to keep pace with competition. Their batting average of 0.252 and 140 homers trail significantly behind that of the Braves while their pitching staff has struggled mightily with an ERA of 4.97 and WHIP of 1.46 respectively – leaving an uphill task ahead if they hope to upstage them! Considering their recent form (committing six losses in 20 games).
Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals Game Info
|Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 7:05 PM ET
Max Fried (7-1 W-L, 2.64 ERA) vs. Jake Irvin (3-6 W-L, 4.34 ERA)
Max Fried is having an exceptional season for the Braves pitching rotation and has proven himself a key component. Boasting an outstanding 7-1 win-loss record and 2.64 ERA, Fried has consistently shown his ability to dominate hitters. His arsenal features both an effective curveball and fastball for an outstanding 1.17 WHIP; furthermore 73 strikeouts in 71.2 innings show his swing-and-miss capabilities, while only 17 walks this year prove his effectiveness at hindering opposing batters’ efforts against his.
Jake Irvin will start for the Nationals tonight, though his season can best be described as inconsistent. With a 3-6 record and 4.34 ERA that have both been elevated over his tenure as starter. Irvin has struggled to maintain consistent levels of performance that would allow him to become reliable starter, leading him to issue 51 walks over 118.1 innings and having only managed to strike out 98 batters thus far. Though his talent is undeniable, Irvin will need to overcome both personal inconsistency as well as facing an aggressive Braves lineup if his team hopes to compete successfully against Atlanta this time.
MLB Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta Braves -242, Total Odds: 9
The Braves are heavy moneyline favorites with an incredible -242 moneyline and point spread of -1.5 against +1.5 from Washington Nationals at +135, with 9 set as total, the over at -120 against the under at +100.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Recent Braves games have featured high-scoring affairs, with 5 of their last 6 total going over. Although they’ve gone 1-5 straight up over this span, their dominance against Washington Nationals stands out: 15-5 straight-up record in 20 meetings!
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been struggling recently. Over their last 20 games, they’ve managed just six wins to go with just four total unders against Atlanta despite the latter team’s penchant for high-scoring affairs.
Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals 9/21/23 Betting Picks
According to recent performance and season statistics, the Atlanta Braves should be your safest bet in this game. Their recent dominance over the Nationals both at home and away makes their selection unmistakeable; although both teams tend towards “over” or “under”, their potent offense and quality pitching makes picking Atlanta as the favourite more tempting than picking either team separately.
If you’re interested in live betting, the Braves make for an excellent selection given their recent track record against the Nationals. When searching for reliable live betting websites it’s essential to compare odds and explore various prop bets, such as specific player performance stats to maximize winnings and maximize returns.
Free Pick and Prediction: Atlanta Braves 8, Washington Nationals 4