Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals, Thursday, Las Vegas Sports Betting, MLB Baseball Odds, Picks and Predictions

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ATLANTA BRAVES WASHINGTON NATIONALS
40-43, 2nd in National League East July 6, 7:05 PM | Grass of Nationals Park 50-34, 1st in National League East
Atlanta at Washington, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:05 PM ET, Thursday, July 6, 2017
Where: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, FSN Southeast (Atlanta), MASN (Washington)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Braves RH Mike Foltynewicz (6-5, 3.83 ERA) vs. Nationals LH Gio Gonzalez (7-3, 2.77)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Atlanta Braves [M. Foltynewicz -R] +1½ -140 +152 Ov 9 -110
Washington Nationals [G. Gonzalez -L] -1½ +120 -162 Un 9 -110
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The Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Nationals Park.

Right hander Mike Foltynewicz will take the mound for the Braves to start this game. Foltynewicz is 6-5 this season with a 3.83 ERA.

Foltynewicz’s opponent in this one will be Gio Gonzalez. The Nationals left hander has a 2.77 ERA to go along with a 7-3 record this season.

Foltynewicz’s brush with history capped a strong June in which the 25-year-old finished 3-0 with a 2.97 ERA, allowing two earned runs or fewer five times. The one rough outing came in Washington on June 12, when Foltynewicz lasted just 3 1/3 innings after surrendering eight runs on 11 hits. He lost his first matchup to the Nationals this season on April 18 at home, giving up two runs on five hits in seven innings, but has won six of his past seven decisions after an 0-4 start.

Gonzalez enters the series with the fourth-lowest ERA among left-handed starters, as the 31-year-old is authoring his best season with the Nationals since winning 21 games in 2012. He has lost his past two starts despite allowing a total of one run on four hits with 17 strikeouts, falling to the Cubs and Cardinals after winning four consecutive decisions. Gonzalez faced the Braves on May 19 in Atlanta, getting a no-decision after surrendering four runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 162-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

Mike Foltynewicz fell three outs shy of history in his last start, and the Atlanta Braves need another outstanding performance from their hard-throwing right-hander entering Thursday’s series opener at the Washington Nationals. Foltynewicz didn’t allow a hit into the ninth inning Friday at Oakland before giving up a leadoff homer to narrowly miss becoming the first Atlanta pitcher in 23 years to throw a no-hitter.

The Braves have won 11 of their past 17 games but were swept in a two-game home series by Houston, being outscored 26-8 in the process. Washington’s series finale against the New York Mets was rained out Wednesday, and the Nationals lead Atlanta by 9 1/2 games in the National League East entering the series. Center fielder Michael Taylor is hitting .298 since April 29, and has belted eight homers since the beginning of June. First baseman Ryan Zimmerman continues a fantastic bounce-back season, entering Wednesday’s action fourth in the majors in average (.330) and slugging percentage (.610) while ranking tied for ninth in the NL with 19 homers

Last time out for Washington, they were a 11-4 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -167 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Braves were a 10-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors.

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Atlanta:
Team record: 40-43 SU

Washington:
Team record: 50-34 SU
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.

Next up:
Atlanta at Washington Friday, July 7

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. The Nationals lead the season series 5-4, but Atlanta scored 29 runs to win two of three in Washington last month.

2. Atlanta LF Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 Wednesday, but is hitting just .216 in 28 games since June 3 with seven extra-base hits and nine RBIs.

3. Washington’s bullpen continues to struggle, allowing 16 earned runs in 16 1/3 innings (8.82 ERA) across its past seven games.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Washington Nationals will win outright at -162 and the game will go under 9 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Nationals 4, Braves 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
ATL TEAM WSH
4.55 RUNS 5.58
5.20 RUNS AGNST 4.39
-0.65 DIFF 1.19
$409 MONEY $160
4.69 TEAM ERA 4.12
9.06 OFF HITS 9.69
2.82 OFF WALKS 3.62
7.51 OFF Ks 7.70
9.02 DEF HITS 8.33
3.46 DEF WALKS 2.96
7.30 DEF Ks 9.05
INJURIES
ATLANTA BRAVES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Chris Withrow P 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Marksberry P 15-Day Disabled List
Jesse Biddle P 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew McKirahan P 15-Day Disabled List
William Perez P 15-Day Disabled List
Paco Rodriguez P 60-Day Disabled List
Mallex Smith OF 15-day Disabled List
Dan Winkler P 15-Day Disabled List
A.J. Pierzynski C 15-Day Disabled List
Eric O’Flaherty P 15-Day Disabled List
Rob Whalen P 15-Day Disabled List
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Aaron Barrett P 60-Day Disabled List
Joe Ross P 15-Day Disabled List
Stephen Drew 2B 15-Day Disabled List
Sammy Solis P 15-Day Disabled List
Stephen Strasburg P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
ATLANTA BRAVES
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 10 games
Atlanta is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Atlanta’s last 23 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Atlanta is 3-20 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Washington
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Washington4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Washington is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Washington’s last 23 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Washington is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Atlanta
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Atlanta’s Overall Scoring vs Washington’s Overall Defense 4.6 11 4.4 3
Atlanta’s Away Scoring vs Washington’s Home Defense 4.7 6 4.2 5
Atlanta’s Road ERA vs Washington’s Home ERA Allowed 4.2 7 5.6 2
Washington’s Overall Scoring vs Atlanta’s Overall Defense 5.6 1 5.2 13
Washington’s Home Scoring vs Atlanta’s Road Defense 5.7 2 4.7 8
Washington’s Home ERA vs Atlanta’s Road ERA Allowed 3.9 5 4.1 8
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
BRAVES
Braves are second in the league in free passes at 3.3 per game.
Braves are second worst in K’s per game with 8.5.
Braves are the toughest team to score on in the league, allowing just 3.4 runs per game.
Braves are second best in walks allowed in the league at 2.5 per game.
NATIONALS
Nationals give up the fewest free passes in the league allowing 2.5 per game.

 

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