Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves - 9/19/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (91-55) vs Washington Nationals (51-95)
Game Info: Monday, September 19, 2022 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)
Kyle Wright (18-5) (3.18) vs Cory Abbott (0-2) (4.37)
Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -357 / Washington Nationals +278 --- Over/Under: 8.5 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 Monday night.
The Washington Nationals are 51-95 this season and have won two of their last three games. Washington is coming off of a series win against Miami, where they won two out of the three games played in the series. The Washington pitching staff has a 5.03 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP, and a .266 opponent batting average this season. The Nationals offense has scored 561 runs with a .251 batting average and a .314 on base percentage. Lane Thomas is batting .252 with 16 home runs and 50 RBI’s for the Nationals this season. The projected starter for Washington is Cory Abbott, who is 0-2 with a 4.37 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 35 innings pitched this season.
The Atlanta Braves are 91-55 this season and have won four of their last five games. Atlanta is coming off of a series win against Philadelphia, where they won all three games played. The Atlanta pitching staff has a 3.47 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a .226 opponent batting average. The Braves offense has scored 721 runs with a .253 batting average and a .318 on base percentage this year. Austin Riley is batting .278 with 36 home runs and 91 RBI’s for the Braves this season. The projected starter for Atlanta is Kyle Wright, who is 18-5 with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 164 innings pitched this season.
Washington is 16-40 in their last 56 game one’s of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 road games. The over is 15-7 in Washington’s last 22 Monday games. Atlanta is 23-7 in their last 30 game one’s of a series and 40-13 in their last 53 home games. The over is 4-1 in Atlanta’s last 5 game one’s of a series. The over is 13-5 in these two teams last 18 head to head meetings.
Atlanta comes into this game only one game behind the Mets for first place in the NL East and needs to take advantage of playing the Nationals this week. Atlanta is starting Kyle Wright, who has allowed nine runs over his last 9.1 innings pitched. For the Nationals, Cory Abbott has allowed four runs over his last 8.1 innings pitched. I like the over in this game.
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