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Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

The Washington Nationals are on the road at the Atlanta Braves on Monday. This is the first of a four-game series in Atlanta. The Washington Nationals are 23-28 on the season. Washington fell at home to Seattle on Sunday. That was following back to back wins. Washington is in third place in the National League East.

For Atlanta, they are coming off a win. The Braves smoked the Pittsburgh Pirates on the road on Sunday. Atlanta is now 30-20 on the season. The Braves are in second place, behind the Phillies in the National League East.

The Atlanta Braves are -200 in this game. The total is 8.5 runs.

Pitching Matchup

The Washington Nationals are sending lefthander Patrick Corbin to the mound. Corbin is 1-5 on the season, with a 6.29 earned run average. He has thrown 54.1 innings this season, and struck out 32 batters, while walking 20.

For the Atlanta Braves, they will use Charlie Morton in this game. Morton is 3-1 on the season, with a 3.35 earned run average. Morton has thrown 51 innings, and struck out 52 batters, while walking 21 on the season.

Offensive Weapons

The Washington Nationals are scoring 4 runs per game. The Nationals average just 7.4 hits per game, which is 27th in the league. That is a .226 batting average. Washington has hit 43 homeruns, which is 23rd in the league. The Nationals are 28th in slugging, with a .354 on the season.

Luis Garcia has been the top hitter, with his .280 average. CJ Abrams is at .257 heading into this series. The power supply for Washington comes from Abrams and Eddie Rosario, both with 7 homeruns on the season. Garcia leads the Nationals with 10 doubles.

For Atlanta, after a blistering season a year ago, they have cooled a little. The Braves have just 53 homeruns, which is right in the middle of the pack in Major League Baseball. The Braves are scoring 4.6 runs per game, and have a team batting average of .250. The Braves are 8th in slugging, at .407.

Marcell Ozuna is having a monster season for Atlanta. He is hitting .317. Ronald Acuna Jr has gotten off to a slow start, and is set to go on the IL with a knee injury. He has just four homeruns on the season. Ozuna is tops on the team with 15 homeruns. Orlando Arcia leads the Braves, with 14 doubles.

What’s Next?

Atlanta hosts the Oakland Athletics over the weekend. For Washington, they will head out to Cleveland and start a weekend series against the Guardians.

Braves Top Nationals

We like Atlanta to win this game at home. The Braves are not playing their best baseball, but they are good enough to say in the race, and be really good. The Braves score a bunch of runs off Corbin in this game.

Morton pitches decently, and Atlanta wins by several runs. We will take two bets in this game. We like the Atlanta Braves -1.5 (-105) and the OVER 8.5 runs. Enjoy the game and best of luck!

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