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Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals 08/13/2021 Analysis, Odds and Betting Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals 08/13/2021 – The Atlanta Braves have dropped back to the second spot in the NL East Division play and they look forward to taking on the Nationals in a three-game series. The baseball predictions are up and running as these teams square off from Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The Braves are holding the same position in the NL East Division play while the Nationals remain at the fourth spot. Atlanta is holding the same record as the Mets and the Nationals are nine games behind the Braves in their division.
Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals 08/13/2021
The Atlanta Braves were at the top with the Phillies for just a day but their last defeat pushed them back to the second spot. The Braves are now holding a 59-55 record with the Mets and are one game behind the Phillies at the top. Last night, the Braves pitching unit was rocked for 12 runs against the Cincinnati Reds. Charlie Morton will take the mound here in this game. The righty is holding a 10-4 record on the season with an ERA of 3.52. Morton pitched six scoreless frames in his last start against the Nationals.
Players to watch: Ozzie Albies 2B (GP 112, AB 440, R 71, H 113, 2B 31, 3B 5, HR 19, RBI 75, TB 211, BB 39, SO 87, SB 14, AVG 0.257, OBP 0.32, SLG 0.48, OPS 0.799, WAR 2.1), Dansby Swanson SS (GP 114, AB 429, R 56, H 109, 2B 28, 3B 2, HR 20, RBI 60, TB 201, BB 32, SO 121, SB 8, AVG 0.254, OBP 0.309, SLG 0.469, OPS 0.778, WAR 1.3).
Washington Nationals are 15 games behind the .500 mark with a 50-65 record on the season. The Nationals are nine games behind the Braves and the Mets and are 10 games behind the Phillies at the top. It’s not too late for the Nationals to make up for their loss, but they need to focus on their batting and pitching unit. Josiah Gray will be sent to the mound in this game as their starting pitcher. The righty is holding a 0-0 record on the season with an ERA of 4.00. Gray struck out 10 hitters in his last five innings against the Atlanta Braves.
Players to watch: Juan Soto LF (GP 105, AB 349, R 74, H 105, 2B 13, 3B 1, HR 19, RBI 61, TB 177, BB 85, SO 67, SB 6, AVG 0.301, OBP 0.436, SLG 0.507, OPS 0.943, WAR 4.6), Josh Bell 1B (GP 100, AB 338, R 53, H 82, 2B 15, 3B 1, HR 19, RBI 60, TB 156, BB 30, SO 78, SB 0, AVG 0.243, OBP 0.305, SLG 0.462, OPS 0.767, WAR 0.8).
Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington’s last 12 games.
Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Betting Picks
The MLB betting websites are against the Nationals to win this game and cover the spread. Atlanta is holding the seventh rank in OPS and 10th in runs scored. The Nationals are holding the eighth rank in OPS and 18th in runs scored.
Score Prediction: Braves 6, Nationals 3.