Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals 8/14/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves
Date & Time: 8/14/2021, 10:05 PM UTC
Location: Nationals Park
Latest Odds: ATL -180 ; Total 9
TV Channel: MLBN

NL East Division rivals will battle on Saturday evening, when the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals continue their weekend series from the nation’s capital. The Braves (60-56) have won eight of their last ten games and are tied with Philadelphia for first place. Last night, OF Austin Riley's seventh inning solo shot lifted Atlanta to a 4-2 road victory.

Twenty-seven year old left-hander Max Fried (9-7 3.91 ERA) will take the mound for the Braves in this matchup. Fried has won consecutive starts and has allowed just one run over his last 12 innings of work.

The Washington Nationals have dropped ten of their previous 11 games and have fallen ten games back in the NL East Division race. On Friday, Washington SP Josiah Gray (0-1) gave up three runs in six innings and took the loss. All-Star OF Juan Soto had two hits and drove in a run for the Nationals (50-66).

The Nationals will counter with thirty-two year old southpaw Patrick Corbin (6-11 5.83 ERA) on Saturday. Washington has lost Corbin’s last five starts and he has given up 23 runs over his last 28 plus frames.

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Betting Trends

  • Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games.
  • Nationals are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series.
  • Over is 6-2 in Braves last 8 overall.
  • Over is 10-2 in Nationals last 12 overall.
  • Braves are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
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Free MLB Pick: Atlanta Braves -180

Atlanta SP Ian Anderson (shoulder) made a rehab start on Wednesday and hopes to rejoin the rotation later this month. Through 116 games, Atlanta ranks 9th in OPS and 10th in runs scored. For the season, Washington ranks 8th in OPS and 18th in runs scored. Take the Braves to win on the road. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves 6-3.

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