Braves vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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The Atlanta Braves (30-21), led by Adam Duvall on a two-game home run streak, are -267 favorites on the moneyline to defeat C.J. Abrams (homers in two straight contests) and the Washington Nationals (24-28). First pitch is at 7:20 PM ET on Tuesday, live from Truist Park and airing on BSSO.

Max Fried gets the starting nod for Atlanta while Jake Irvin is Washington’s starter for the contest.

Braves vs. Nationals Odds

  • Braves odds to win: -267
  • Nationals odds to win: +220
  • Spread: Braves -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
  • Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • TV: BSSO
  • Who Will Win Braves vs. Nationals?

    Braves and Nationals Betting Trends

    The Braves have won 61.7% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (29-18).

    Atlanta has won all three games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -267 or shorter.

    This season, the Nationals have won 21 out of the 47 games, or 44.7%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

    Washington has played as an underdog of +220 or more twice this season and split those games.

    The Braves have played in 51 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 18 times (18-31-2).

    The Nationals’ games have gone over the total in 23 of their 52 chances.

    Braves Stats & Insights

    The Braves have the No. 13 offense in MLB action scoring 4.6 runs per game (236 total runs).

    Atlanta ranks 13th in baseball with 56 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

    The Braves’ .253 batting average is sixth-best in MLB.

    Atlanta strikes out 8.7 times per game, the No. 14 mark in the majors.

    The pitching staff for the Braves has a collective 8.7 K/9, the eighth-best in MLB.

    Atlanta has a 3.48 team ERA that ranks eighth among all MLB pitching staffs.

    Nationals Stats & Insights

    The Nationals rank 24th in the majors with 212 total runs scored this season.

    Washington has hit 46 homers this season, which ranks 24th in the majors.

    The Nationals have a team batting average of .230 this season, which ranks 24th among MLB teams.

    Washington ranks 10th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.1 Ks per contest.

    The Nationals average just 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 27th in the majors.

    Washington has pitched to a 3.98 ERA this season, which ranks 15th in baseball.

    Braves Key Players to Watch

    Fried (4-2) gets the starting nod for the Braves in his 11th start of the season. He has a 3.37 ERA in 58 2/3 innings pitched, with 48 strikeouts.

    Marcell Ozuna leads Atlanta in batting average (.310), home runs (15) and runs batted in (47) this season.

    Ozzie Albies is batting .269 with an OBP of .332 and a slugging percentage of .389 this season.

    Matt Olson has collected 44 base hits, an OBP of .321 and a slugging percentage of .424 this season.

    Michael Harris II has collected 53 hits this season and has an OBP of .299. He’s slugging .379 on the year.

    Nationals Key Players to Watch

    Irvin (2-5) will take the mound for the Nationals, his 11th start of the season.

    Abrams has accumulated a team-high nine home runs and 26 runs batted in.

    Jesse Winker has nine doubles, six home runs and 24 walks while batting .235.

    Luis Garcia paces the Nationals with 26 runs batted in while racking up a team-high batting average of .264.

    Jacob Young is hitting .275 with seven doubles and seven walks.

    Braves and Nationals Injuries

    Braves: Ronald Acuña Jr.: 10 Day IL (Knee), Spencer Strider: 15 Day IL (Right elbow strain), Tyler Matzek: 15 Day IL (Elbow), AJ Smith-Shawver: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Angel Perdomo: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Nationals: Josiah Gray: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Mason Thompson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jose Ferrer: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Braves vs. Nationals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Braves 4, Nationals 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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