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MLB Betting Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals
September 22, 2023
Anticipate an exhilarating second matchup in a captivating four-game series as the Atlanta Braves face off against the Washington Nationals. Will the Braves manage to maintain their performance away from home?
Date: Game 2 on September 22, 2023 at 7:05 PM ET
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, District of Columbia
Atlanta Braves Betting Preview
The Braves are not clicking at the wrong time of year, as the playoffs are nearing. They are still the best team in the league, but they recently showed issues against teams such as the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies that will make you raise an eyebrow.
Their dominance in the batter's box is evident, boasting an outstanding batting average of .274 and a robust slugging percentage of .500. This establishes a formidable standard, setting them apart from other elite teams in the league.
In contrast, their opponents maintain a higher .242 batting average, while their own ERA stands at 4.07. To succeed, they must continue to showcase their pitching prowess for peak performance.
Their knack for consistently getting runners on base remains exceptional, demonstrated by a strong on-base percentage of .342. As long as they maintain control over the Nationals on the pitcher's mound, they should encounter no problems.
Washington Nationals Betting Preview
The Nationals have done well against solid teams recently. They had a positive series against the Milwaukee Brewers and then took care of business against the Chicago White Sox.
The team's batting average sits at .253, accompanied by a rather lacking slugging percentage of .395, casting doubts on their potential to secure a victory. While they can stay competitive with the Braves for a while, consistency is key.
Defensively, they have managed to hold opposing teams to a formidable .270 batting average and maintain an ERA of 4.95. However, if they wish to increase their chances of winning, they must improve their performance on the mound.
Additionally, their on-base percentage lags behind at .313, indicating fewer opportunities to get runners on base compared to the Braves. While the offense should play a pivotal role in this game, a strong pitching performance always enhances their prospects.
Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick
According to MyBookie's analysis, the Atlanta Braves are deemed to have a moderate edge in this matchup. Moreover, market indicators point to a 69.5 percent probability of their triumph in this game.
Washington Nationals: +220
Atlanta Braves: -270
The Braves need to work out any issues they have before the start of the playoffs. They finally get a break so to speak against the Nationals due to their issues on the mound and they can be more confident at the plate. Look for the Braves to land a good win and boost their momentum.
Spooky Express Pick: Take the Atlanta Braves to Win at -270
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