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The Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves will meet for the finale of a three-game series at the Nationals Park on Sunday afternoon.  Atlanta has so far dominated the series with a 4-2 win in the series opener, and a 12-2 win in the second game.  The Braves are tied for the lead with the Phillies and improved to 61-56 while the Nationals are in fourth-place and dropped to 50-67, 11 games behind.


Ozzie Albies homered for the fourth straight game and made his 22nd homer for the season.  Dansby Swanson had two home runs and six RBI, propelling the Atlanta Braves to a dominating win of 12-2 in Saturday’s game.   Atlanta is average in hitting and ranks 15th at .241, 10th in 557 runs scored, and 11th in .321 OBP.  Atlanta’s team ERA is average too, ranking 13th at 4.06, 14th in 1.30 WHIP, and 16th in BAA at .243.  3B Austin Riley leads Atlanta with a .289 batting average.  1B Freddie Freeman leads with 24 home runs and 124 hits.  2B Ozzie Albies leads with 80 RBIs while RF Ronald Acuna Jr. leads with .394 OBP.  Drew Smyly gets the ball to start for the Braves on Sunday.  The left-hander is 10-4 with an ERA of 4.41 and 93 strikeouts this year.  In his career over the Nationals, Smyly is 1-0 with a 2.59 ERA and 30 strikeouts.


  • Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games against Washington.

  • Atlanta is 7-0 SU in its last 7 games on the road against Washington.

  • The total went OVER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 10 games against an opponent in the National League.

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Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Predictions 8/15/2021


The Nationals are desperate for a win after dropping six consecutive games.  Offensively, the Nationals are batting quite well with a team average of .257 which is top 4 in MLB while their on-base percentage is top 5 at .330.  The team ERA drops to 20th at 4.50 and BAA drops to 19th at .247.  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 62 RBIs while LF Juan Soto leads with .437 OBP.    Paolo Espino will start on Sunday’s finale for the Nationals.  The right-hander is an even 3-3 with a 3.74 ERA and 49 strikeouts so far this season.  In his career over the Braves, Espino is 0-0 with a 0.0 ERA and five strikeouts.


  • Washington is 0-6 SU in its last 6 games at home.

  • Washington is 0-7 SU in its last 7 games at home against Atlanta.

  • The total went OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 7 games at home.

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Atlanta Braves. The play here is OVER.    Atlanta is playing solid baseball and has kept that pace, placing them in the lead at the NL East with the Phillies.  They have won 13 of the last 16 in Washington and 5 straight on the road.  Washington on the other hand is going in the opposite direction. The Nationals traded Trea Turner and Kyle Schwarber while Espino allowed 10 hits and seven runs in his last six innings.  Taking the game on the road is the Atlanta Braves.  Final Score Prediction and Play is OVER 8-2.


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Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals 8/15/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:05 PM ET


Location: Nationals Park Washington, D.C.


Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021




MLB Odds: Atlanta Braves -160


MLB Totals: 9.5


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