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Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals 5/5/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds & Info

Game Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves
Date & Time Wednesday May 5, 2021, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Nationals Park Washington, D.C.
Latest odds
ATL -130 ; O/U 8.5
TV Channel
MASN

The Atlanta Braves play the second game of a three-game series on the road Wednesday against the Washington Nationals. Atlanta was off on Monday and the Braves are 12-16 following a 7-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Atlanta was swept in its three-game interleague series by Toronto and has lost four straight. Atlanta is fourth in the National League East two games behind the first place Nationals.

Ronald Acuna Jr is batting .333 to lead Atlanta and the right fielder has team highs in home runs with nine, RBIs with 20 and hits with 32. Third baseman Austin Riley is the leader in on-base percentage at .431. Atlanta has hit 40 home runs in its first 28 games. On Wednesday, Atlanta will send Max Fried to the mound. The lefthander is 0-1 with an ERA of 11.45, 14 Ks and 5 BBs.

Washington was off Monday and the Nationals won their fourth straight on Sunday defeating the Miami Marlins 3-1. Washington is 12-12 and swept the Marlins in their three-game series over the weekend. With its four consecutive victories, Washington is first place in the National League East with a half-game lead over both the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets.

Shortstop Trea Turner is batting .309 to lead Washington and has team highs in home runs with six, hits with 29 and on-base percentage at .356. Second baseman Starlin Castro is the leader in RBIs with 13. On Wednesday, the Washington Nationals will send Erick Fedde to the mound. The right-hander is 2-2 with an ERA of 4.42, 25 Ks and 11 BBs.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Atlanta is 1-4 in the last 5 on the road
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Braves last 5
  • Washington is 4-0 in its last 4
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Nationals last 6 against an NL East opponent

Free MLB Pick:

Washington Nationals +110

Washington is red hot as the Nationals have won four straight and are now first in the National League East, while Atlanta is struggling as the Braves have lost four straight and were swept by the Toronto Blue Jays in a three-game series over the weekend. Washington has won each of his last five at home and four of the last five when playing against an opponent from the National League East. Final Score Prediction, Washington Nationals win 7-2.

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