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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves 8/7/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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National East League Division rivals, the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves will meet again for their second game at Truist Park on Saturday night.  The Braves took the series opener by four runs.  The Braves are still in third-place and improved to 56-54, 1 full game behind Philadelphia while the Nationals are in fourth-place at 49-61, 8 games behind.

 

The Nationals are desperate for a win after dropping five consecutive games.  Offensively, the Nationals are batting quite well with a team average of .258 which is top 3 in MLB while their on-base percentage is top 5 at .331.  The team ERA drops to 17th at 4.44 and BAA drops to 18th at .244.  SS Trea Turner leads Washington hitting .322 and a team-high 125 hits.  LF Kyle Schwarber leads with 25 homers.  1B Josh Bell leads with 60 RBIs while LF Juan Soto leads with .427 OBP.    Rookie Josiah Gray will start on Saturday with a 0-0 record, 4.85 ERA, and 15 strikeouts so far this season.  This is going to be a first career start for Gray against Atlanta.

 

  • Washington is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games against Atlanta.

  • Washington is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road.

  • The total went OVER in 8 of Washington’s last 12 games on the road against Atlanta.

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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Predictions 8/7/2021

 

The Atlanta Braves look to extend their four-game winning streak.  On Friday, Adam Duvall drove in three runs and two hits.  The Braves turned a catcher’s interference call into a three-run rally handing them an 8-4 victory against the Nationals.  Atlanta is 13th hitting at .244, tied for 9th in 532 runs scored, and 10th in .323 OBP.  Atlanta’s team ERA is 13th at 4.04, 13th in 1.29 WHIP, and 15th in BAA at .242.  1B Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with a .296 batting average, 24 home runs, a .396 OBP, and 121 hits.  2B Ozzie Albies leads with 70 RBIs.  Charlie Morton gets the ball to start for the Braves on Saturday.  The right-hander is 10-4 with an ERA of 3.96 and 141 strikeouts this year.  In his career over the Nationals, Morton is 3-6 with a 6.08 ERA and 38 strikeouts.

 

  • Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games.

  • Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games against an opponent in the NL Division.

  • The total went OVER in 8 of Atlanta’s last 12 games at home against Washington.

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Atlanta Braves.  Atlanta ranks 7th in OPS and 10th in runs scored this year.  Washington ranks 8th in OPS and 16th in runs scored.  The Braves have the momentum and seem more serious in making the playoffs.  Morton has been pitching well lately too.  Taking the game at home is the Atlanta Braves.  Final Score Prediction is 5-4.

 

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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves 8/7/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:20 PM ET

 

Location: Truist Park, Atlanta

 

Date: Saturday, August 07, 2021

 

TV: BSSO

 

MLB Odds: Atlanta Braves -249

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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