Braves vs Nationals Prediction - MLB Picks 9/21/23

Washington Nationals (67-85) vs Atlanta Braves (97-55)

Game Info: Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Jake Irvin (3-6) (4.34) vs Max Fried (7-1) (2.64)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +206 / Atlanta Braves -230 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Nationals Park.

Braves Coming off Disapointing Loss

The Braves are coming off a disappointing loss on Wednesday. The Braves tied the game in the bottom of the 8th, but they gave up two runs in the top of the 10th inning and that was the difference as they were defeated. The Braves are averaging 5.79 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.36 runs per game. The offense is ranked first in the league while the pitching is ranked 10th. On the mound for the Braves will be Max Fried who sits  with a 7-1 record and an ERA of 2.64. In his last start against the Phillies, he went five innings giving up four hits and one run. 

Nationals Coming Off Big Win

The Nationals are coming off quite the big win in their last game. On Wednesday the Nationals faced off against the Chicago White Sox, and they were able to secure the 13-3 victory. Lane Thomas finished with one hit, two runs, and four RBIs. The offense is ranked 22nd in the league while the pitching is ranked 25th. On the mound for the Nationals will be Jake Irvin who sits with a 3-6 record and an ERA of 4.34.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Nationals offense was strong on Wednesday, but in this game they are going to really struggle. Fried sits with a 7-1 record and an ERA of 2.64 and he’s going to lockdown in this game. The Nationals bats are going to be ice cold here, and that is going to be the difference as the Braves are going to get the job done here. The Nationals won’t score more than a goal here. Back the Braves on the run line. 

Shane’s Pick Braves -1.5

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