Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals 9-21-23

Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals 9/21/23 MLB Odds, Picks, and Predictions

Atlanta Braves (97-55) vs. Washington Nationals (67-85)


Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals 9/21/23 – As MLB season winds down, Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals will meet up in an important National League showdown. With Atlanta boasting an impressive 97-55 record while Washington currently sits at 67-85, this clash represents important opportunities for both clubs. Set for Thursday September 21, 2023 at 7:05 PM ET at Nationals Park.


The Atlanta Braves have had an outstanding season, posting a 97-55 record and commanding their league with their impressive offensive lineup that boasts a team batting average of.275 with 875 runs scored and 291 homers. Coupled with their 4.07 ERA/WHIP combo pitching staff that ensures balanced game play on their pitching staff; you have a formidable and balanced squad ready for deep playoff runs – however Atlanta have recently suffered setbacks, going 1-5 over their last six contests.


Washington Nationals are experiencing a tough year, boasting an anemic 67-85 record. Their lineup is significantly weaker than Atlanta Braves with only 646 runs scored and 140 homers; additionally their pitching staff leaves much to be desired with 4.97 ERA/1.46 WHIP figures; last 20 games only saw them win 6 of them while home games have seen them go 4-8 with an awful 4-8 mark overall at Nationals Park. Check out free winning MLB Picks for insights into their upcoming performances.


Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals 9/21/23 Game Info


When: Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 7:05 PM ET
Where: Nationals Park
Stream: MLB.TV


Max Fried (7-1 W-L, 2.64 ERA) vs. Jake Irvin (3-6 W-L, 4.34 ERA)


Max Fried has been outstanding this season for the Atlanta Braves. Boasting an outstanding 7-1 win-loss record and 2.64 ERA alongside an unmatched 1.17 WHIP over 71.2 innings pitched, Fried has been an essential member of their pitching staff. Using fastballs, curves and changeups in combination with his outstanding control to paint corners with ease, Fried boasts an astounding 73 strikeouts against 17 walks; making his performance against Nationals an essential one!


Jake Irvin of the Washington Nationals has had a less auspicious season. With only 6 wins to his name and an ERA of 4.34 over 118.1 innings pitched, his struggles are evident in his record and stats; although Irvin showed flashes of potential with 98 strikeouts and 51 walks recorded over 118.1 innings pitched – and 20 homers allowed. Now facing a Braves lineup with considerable firepower, Irvin will need to perform at his absolute best in order to navigate their batted order without significant harm being done – his ability (or not!) could make or break the Nationals chances for an upset victory!


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta Braves -242, Total Odds: 9


The Atlanta Braves are heavy favorites with a moneyline of -242 and spread of -1.5 at -155 odds, and have set their total score to 9 with an over-under of 120 odds. Given their recent struggles yet overall season dominance, it appears as though odds favor them over their opponent (Nationals +215) who have an underdog status with moneylines of +215 and spreads of +1.5 at +125 odds.


Atlanta Braves Betting Trends


Though the Braves have lost five straight games straight-up in a row, they have shown consistent play throughout this stretch.

Atlanta has proven themselves against Washington Nationals with a 15-5 record in their last 20 meetings, while their road games against them boasted 17-3 wins compared to 3 losses (ie: total went over in 5 out of 6 Atlanta’s games indicating potential for scoring runs).


Washington Nationals Betting Trends


Washington’s performance has deteriorated in their last 20 games, posting only 6-14 records overall and 3-17 against Atlanta at home. Furthermore, their total has gone under in 5 of 7 recent games but has gone over in 4 of 5. This makes over/under decisions difficult given that Washington have experienced difficulties offensively.


Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals 9/21/23 Betting Picks


Given their impressive history against the Nationals and formidable roster, it would be tough to take down Atlanta in this matchup. But one should not completely discount recent struggles for either team.


For a safer bet, take Atlanta at -242 on the moneyline or risk taking Atlanta with -1.5 at -155; their performance this season makes Atlanta worth taking this gamble. Check out free accurate sports picks for more betting insights.

Free Pick and Prediction: Atlanta Braves 7, Washington Nationals 4.


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