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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves 8/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Washington Nationals will be hitting balls against the Atlanta Braves at the Truist Park in Cumberland on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7:10 PM ET. Washington took a double victory against the Orioles in their three-game weekend set. Meanwhile, Atlanta was also victorious in their Sunday’s finale against the Fish and snatched two games of a three-game set. The Nationals are in 4th place in the NL East Division, with an 8-11 standing and a .421 team percentage and are in 12th place in the National League. The Atlanta Braves, with a .565 team percentage and a 13-10 standing, are in 5th place in the National League and are in 2nd place in the NL East Division.

In Sunday’s victorious game versus Baltimore, Starting Pitcher Max Scherzer struck ten batters out within 7 innings of pitching. Center Fielder Juan Soto added three runs in reaching the base four times that winning effort. Right-handed Anibal Sanchez (0-3 with a 9.69 ERA) will start on Monday, and he has given up 22 hits and five home runs in 13 innings of pitching.

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Predictions 8/17/2020

Atlanta has won 13 of their first 23 contests. On Sunday’s victory, five pitchers contributed a combined five-hitter and 11 strikeouts for the Brave’s victory over the Fish. Center Fielder added two hits and batted three runs for the win. Atlanta has appointed the right-handed Touki Toussaint (0-0 with a 7.27 ERA) to climb the hill for the start. The hard-throwing Toussaint fanned 23 batters and recorded 1.21 WHIP.

The Nationals recorded 6 key players on their injured list. Starting Pitcher Stephen Strasburg (hand), Relief Pitchers Sam Freeman (elbow), Roenis Elias (forearm), and Sean Doolittle (knee) will not step on the pitcher’s plate tonight. Second Baseman Starlin Castro (wrist) and Third Baseman Adrian Sanchez (Achilles) will not be playing also. The Braves will be missing 9 key players in their line-up. Starting Pitchers Mike Soroka (Achilles) and Cole Hamels (triceps), Relief Pitchers Chris Martin (neck), Jacob Webb (shoulder), Phil Pfeifer (elbow), and Jeremy Walker (shoulder) will not be pitching for Atlanta tonight. Second Baseman Ozzie Albies (wrist), Right Fielder Ronald Acuna (wrist), and Designated Hitter Matt Adams (hamstring) will be staying in Atlanta’s dugout.

Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves. The MLB Pick for this game is Atlanta -115. The Nationals are 2-7 in their last 9 contests against the Braves, and 15-5 SU in their last 20 outings against an opponent in the National League. The totals went UNDER in 6 of Washington’s last 7 match-ups when playing on the road versus Atlanta. Meanwhile, the Braves are 2-4 SU in their last 6 contests and 9-4 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the National League. The totals went UNDER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 7 outings when playing at home against Washington. The prediction, the Atlanta Braves will win -115 to a score of 7-6.

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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves 8/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA

Date: Monday, August 17, 2020


MLB Odds: Atlanta Braves -115

MLB Totals: 10

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