Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals - 9/26/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Washington Nationals (53-99) vs Atlanta Braves (95-58)

Game Info: Monday, September 26, 2022 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Cory Abbott (0-3) (4.85) vs Bryce Elder (1-3) (3.38)

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

The Atlanta Braves are 95-58 this season and have won two games in a row. Atlanta is coming off of a series split with the Phillies, where they won two games and lost two games in the series. The Atlanta pitching staff has a 3.47 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a .225 opponent batting average this season. The Braves offense has scored 746 runs with a .254 batting average and a .318 on base percentage. Austin Riley is batting .278 with 37 home runs and 92 RBI’s for the Braves this season. The projected starter for Atlanta is Bryce Elder, who is 1-3 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 40 innings pitched this season.

The Washington Nationals are 53-99 this season and have lost five of their last seven games. Washington is coming off of a series loss against Miami, where they lost two out of the three games played. The Washington pitching staff has a 4.96 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a .266 opponent batting average. The Nationals offense has scored 577 runs with a .250 batting average and a .313 on base percentage this year. Lane Thomas is batting .248 with 17 home runs and 52 RBI’s for the Nationals this season. The projected starter for Washington is Cory Abbott, who is 0-3 with a 4.85 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 39 innings pitched this season.

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Atlanta comes into this game trailing the Mets by 1.5 games for first place in the NL East. Washington has the worst record in all of baseball and has lost five of their last seven games. Atlanta cannot afford to lose any of these games if they want to catch the Mets. The Braves and Mets do play a series this weekend, but Atlanta better not be looking ahead. The Braves are starting Bryce Elder, who has allowed two runs over his last 18.2 innings of work. For the Nationals, Cory Abbott has allowed six runs over his last seven innings pitched. I like the Braves to win this game by at least two runs.

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