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Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals 5/6/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals 5/6/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Atlanta Braves will play Game 3 of their 3-game series installment against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 4:05 PM (EDT). Atlanta broke a 4-game losing streak with back-to-back wins to open this series, bringing home victory to a score of 6-1 on Tuesday, and 5-3 on Wednesday. Atlanta has a solid lineup on the plate and the team has a batting average of .237 which is 14th in the MLB. The Braves are also scoring 4.6 innings per game and ranking 12th in scoring offense. The team is 3rd at 14-16 in the National League East Division.

Ronald Acuna Jr. is averaging .327 with 10 homers and 12 RBIs to lead Atlanta while 1B Freddie Freeman shares the lead with  7 homers and 18 RBIs. For the series’ last match, the Braves will send Drew Smyly to throw the first pitch. Smyly managed to post an ERA of 8.05, 19.0 innings with 22 hits, 21 runs, 17 earned, 9 homers allowed, 7 BBs, and 18 Ks on the season.

  • Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games.
  • Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games against Washington.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 7 games on the road.

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Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Predictions 5/6/2021

Over at the Washington camp, the Nationals are averaging 3.52 innings per game and are ranked 28th in the MLB. The team has a batting average of .250, placing 5th in team batting average. The Nationals out-hit the Braves during their Thursday match-up but couldn’t secure the win. Washington is 4th at 12-14 in the National League East Division.

Shortstop Trea Turner is leading Washington with a batting average of 314 and 7 homers. For the final game of the series, Jon Lester will head to the hill for the Nationals. Lester made just one start on the season against the Marlins. He went 5.0 innings with five hits, 2 BBs, 1 KS, and no earned runs.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games.
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games.
  • The total went OVER in 10 of Washington’s last 15 games against Atlanta.

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals. The MLB pick for this contest is the Washington Nationals. Jon Lester has been off to a good start on the season while Drew Smyly continues to struggle on the road. Smyly is a better pitcher than that but if he fails to improve, it will be easier for Washington to secure the win. The Nationals will win to a predicted score of 5-4.

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Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals 5/6/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time:4:05 PM (EDT)

Location: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021 


MLB Odds: Washington Nationals  -105

MLB Totals:  9.5

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