Braves vs Nationals Prediction - MLB Picks 4/1/23

Washington Nationals (0-1) vs Atlanta Braves (1-0)

Game Info: Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 4:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Josiah Gray (0-0) (0.00) vs Spencer Strider (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +215 / Atlanta Braves -255 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Braves will play the Washington Nationals in Game 2 of their series on Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

Braves Preview

The Atlanta Braves are 1-0 this season after defeated Washington by a score of 7-2 in Game 1 of the series. Atlanta recorded 12 hits and scored three runs in the second inning and the ninth inning. Travis d’Arnaud led the Braves offense by going 4-5 with two RBI’s and two runs in the win. Max Fried threw 3.1 innings and only allowed one earned run, but left in the fourth inning due to injury. The projected starting pitcher for Atlanta in this game is Spencer Strider, who was 11-5 with a 2.67 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP last season.

Nationals Preview

The Washington Nationals are 0-1 this season after they lost their season opener to Atlanta. Washington recorded eight hits, but was only able to score two runs. The Nationals also committed three errors in the loss. Joey Meneses led the Nationals by going 2-5 with one RBI in the game. Patrick Corbin started for Washington and went 3.0 innings and allowed two earned runs on seven hits and three walks. The projected starting pitcher for Washington in this game is Josiah Gray, who was 7-10 with a 5.02 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP last year. 

Trends

Atlanta is 45-13 in their last 58 game two’s of a series and 26-9 in their last 35 Saturday games. The over is 5-1 in Atlanta’s last 6 games against the NL East. Washington is 14-37 in their last 51 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last 5 game two’s of a series. The over is 6-1 in Washington’s last 7 games against the NL East. Atlanta is 42-16 in these two teams last 58 head to head meetings.

Pick

Atlanta hit the ball very well in Game 1 of this series, but they also got plenty of help from a poor Washington defense. Atlanta will have the pitching advantage once again in this matchup and I expect a similar outcome to Thursday’s game. Strider had a very good year last season and I think he is going to shut down a Washington offense that is going to be towards the bottom of the league this year. Take the Braves -1.5 here. 

David’s Pick Braves -1.5

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