Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

Marcell Ozuna is only two hits away from his 100th of the campaign as his Atlanta Braves (93-55) prep for the Washington Nationals (51-97) on Wednesday at 12:20 PM ET.

The Nationals are road underdogs (+213) at the Braves (-261). The Atlanta Braves will give the start to Bryce Elder (1-3, 3.67 ERA), who is looking for win No. 2 on the season, and the Nationals will turn to Paolo Espino (0-7, 4.24 ERA). The over/under in the game is 8.5 total runs.

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Braves vs. Nationals Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • Atlanta was the moneyline favorite in nine of its last 10 games, and went 5-4 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings (all 10 of them had set totals), the Braves and their opponents combined to go over the run total two times.
  • Atlanta has gone 5-5-0 against the spread over its past 10 games.

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  • In 10 games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Washington has a record of 2-8.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Nationals and their opponents are 3-6-1 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • Washington has a record of 4-6-0 ATS over its last 10 games.

Braves vs. Nationals Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Bryce Elder

  • The Braves are 3-3-0 ATS in Elder’s six starts with a set spread.
  • The Braves have a 3-2 record in Elder’s five starts this season when they were the moneyline favorite.
  • Elder’s team has won three of his six starts.
  • Elder’s starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in two of six games.

Projected starter: Paolo Espino

  • When Espino starts, his team is 9-7-0 against the spread this season.
  • His team has been victorious in 38.5% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 5-8.
  • Espino’s team is 6-10 when he starts this season.
  • Games Espino has started this season hit the over eight times in 16 chances.

Braves Batting Leaders

  • Austin Riley has a team-high 37 home runs and 92 runs batted in.
  • Among hitters in MLB action, Riley ranks third in homers and 14th in RBI.
  • Matt Olson has 42 doubles, 28 home runs and 68 walks while batting .236.
  • Olson ranks 20th in homers and 16th in RBI among hitters in MLB.
  • Olson heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .150 with a double.
  • Dansby Swanson paces the Braves with a .280 batting average.
  • Michael Harris II has 26 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 17 walks while hitting .306.
  • Harris II takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .222 with a double, a walk and two RBI.

Nationals Batting Leaders

  • Cesar Hernandez leads Washington with a .251 batting average.
  • Among all hitters in MLB, Hernandez’s home run total is 406th, and his RBI total is 230th.
  • Hernandez enters this game on a four-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .222 with two walks and two RBI.
  • Lane Thomas’ batting average of .251 leads all Washington hitters this season.
  • Thomas ranks 89th overall in homers and 133rd in RBI this season.
  • Luke Voit leads the club in homers (21) and runs batted in (64) this season.
  • Nelson Cruz is a key run producer for Washington with a .234 average, 10 homers and 64 RBI.

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