Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction MLB Picks 5/28/24

Atlanta Braves (30-20) vs Washington Nationals (23-28)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)

Max Fried (4-2) (3.38) vs Jake Irvin (2-5) (3.79)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -215 / Washington Nationals +194 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves meet Tuesday in MLB action from Truist Park. Here’s a Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves prediction. This will be the second installment in a four-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Washington Nationals recent form and player performance

• The Atlanta Braves recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Washington Nationals

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Atlanta Braves

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Nationals and Braves

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Nationals vs Braves game

Washington Nationals Betting Preview

The Nationals played the Seattle Mariners in their weekend series. Washington managed wins 6-1 and 3-1 in the first two installments of that set. In the Sunday finale the Nationals took a 9-5 loss. On Monday versus the Braves, Washington scored six runs in the first three innings during an 8-4 win. Starter Mitchell Parker put up 6.1 innings with three earned on five hits.

In the starter slot for the Tuesday game the Nationals are going with Jake Irvin. This year Irvin is 2-5 with a 3.79 ERA and 44 Ks over 57.0 innings in 10 starts. Irvin is 5-12 with a 4.35 ERA in 34 career starts.

Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

Over on the Braves’ side, they played the Pittsburgh Pirates in their last series. Atlanta took losses 11-5 and 4-1 in the first two games of that set. On Sunday the Braves bagged a blowout victory 8-1 to halt the sweep. In their Monday matchup Atlanta was out-hit 15-8 in the defeat. Starter Charlie Morton put up 5.2 innings with eight earned runs on 12 hits and two walks.

As starter for Tuesday’s game the Braves will send out Max Fried. This year Fried is 4-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 10 starts. He’s got 48 Ks in 58.2 innings. Fried is 66-28 with a 3.06 ERA in 149 career games (132 starts).

Nationals vs Braves Injury Notes

Braves RF Ronald Acuna has been diagnosed with a full tear of the ACL in his left knee. Acuna will miss the remainder of the 2024 season.

Total Runs Facts

  • Six of the Braves' last seven games against NL East opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Four of the Nationals' last five games as underdogs against the Braves have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Braves' last seven home games.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Nationals' last three night games at Truist Park.

Atlanta Braves Player Prop Facts

  • Adam Duvall has hit a home run in each of the Braves' last two games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Adam Duvall has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances against the Nationals at Truist Park.
  • Max Fried has recorded six or more strikeouts in three of his last four appearances in night games.
  • Ozzie Albies has scored at least one run in each of his last 10 Tuesday night appearances at Truist Park.
  • Adam Duvall has recorded two or more total bases in five of his last six appearances with his team as a home favorite against NL East opponents.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 15 appearances with the Braves as home favorites against NL East opponents.
  • Max Fried has recorded a win in each of his last four appearances in night games against NL East teams that held a losing record.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 11 appearances against NL East opponents at Truist Park.
  • Travis d'Arnaud has recorded a Double in each of his last three appearances with the Braves as favorites against NL opponents.
  • Marcell Ozuna ranks 4th amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.604) this season.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • CJ Abrams has hit a home run in each of the Nationals' last two games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • CJ Abrams has scored at least one run in nine of the Nationals' last 10 road games against NL East opponents.
  • CJ Abrams has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances with the Nationals as underdogs against NL East opponents.
  • Joey Meneses has recorded at least one total base in each of his nine previous appearances at Truist Park against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Eddie Rosario has recorded an RBI in five of his six previous appearances against the Braves after playing the previous day.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six appearances with the Nationals as underdogs against the Braves.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Atlanta Braves rank 5th in the league for walks allowed this season (148).
  • The Atlanta Braves rank T5th in the league for home runs allowed this season (45).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 28th in the league for hits this season (394).
  • The Washington Nationals rank T28th in the league for strikeouts this season (402).

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction

I’ll lean toward the Braves, but the line’s too thick to mess with. Fried should notch a solid start here. On May 17 Fried was a little shaky versus the Padres with three earned in 4.1 innings on nine hits and three walks during a loss. Fried came back with a complete-game victory (one earned) versus the Cubs on May 22, however. As for Irvin, he’s 0-2 in his last two starts with six earned in 11.1 innings total.

On Monday the Braves were in trouble from very early on and didn’t have much chance at coming back. The good news is that just about everybody (except the 0-for-4 Austin Riley) got on base. I think Atlanta bounces back here.

Andrew’s Pick Atlanta Braves -215

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