Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves - 7/8/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves - 7/8/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves (49-35) vs Washington Nationals (30-55)

Game Info: Friday, July 8, 2022 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)

Charlie Morton (4-3) (4.34) vs Erick Fedde (5-5) (4.29)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -290 / Washington Nationals +230 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals will play the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of their series at Truist Park on Friday night.

The Washington Nationals are 30-55 this season and have lost seven of their last eight games. Washington is coming off of a series loss against Philadelphia, where they lost two out of the three games played in the series. The Washington pitching staff has a 5.12 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and a .267 opponent batting average this season. The Nationals offense has scored 333 runs with a .250 batting average and a .318 on base percentage. Josh Bell is batting .310 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI’s for the Nationals this season. The projected starter for Washington is Erick Fedde, who is 5-5 with a 4.29 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP over 79.2 innings pitched this season.

The Atlanta Braves are 49-35 this season and have won five of their last seven games. Atlanta is coming off of a series win against St. Louis, where they won three out of the four games played in the series. The Atlanta pitching staff has a 3.61 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a .232 opponent batting average. The Braves offense has scored 396 runs with a .248 batting average and a .314 on base percentage this year. Dansby Swanson is batting .298 with 14 home runs and 49 RBI’s for the Braves this season. The projected starter for Atlanta is Charlie Morton, who is 4-3 with a 4.34 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 87 innings pitched this season.

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Washington is 8-20 in their last 28 Friday games and 5-13 in their last 18 game one’s of a series. The under is 11-4 in Washington’s last 15 games. Atlanta is 10-4 in their last 14 Friday games and 8-2 in their last 10 game one’s of a series. The under is 4-1 in Atlanta’s last 5 Friday games. The over is 6-1 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.

Washington has really struggled pitching this season and has a team ERA of over 5.00. Erick Fedde is on the mound for the Nationals and he has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his last three starts. For Atlanta, Charlie Morton has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his last four starts. I like the under in this game and a Braves win.

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