Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction MLB Picks 5/29/24

Atlanta Braves (31-21) vs Washington Nationals (24-29)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)

Spencer Schwellenbach (0-0) (0.00) vs MacKenzie Gore (3-4) (3.04)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -155 / Washington Nationals +135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, May 29th at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia. To formulate this prediction for game three in the series, we will examine:

  • The Nationals recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Braves recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Washington 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Atlanta
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Washington and Atlanta
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Washington and Atlanta

Nationals Pitching is Improving 

The Washington Nationals are 24-29 this year and they have won three of their last five games. Washington won the first game in this series by a score of 8-4, but they were shutout on Tuesday. Prior to this series, the Nationals won two out of three against Seattle, lost two out of three against Minnesota, and were swept by the Phillies. Washington is 4-4 in their last eight games and they are third in the NL East behind Atlanta and Philadelphia. 

The Washington pitching staff has a 3.94 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .255 opponent batting average. The Nationals offense has scored 212 runs with a .230 batting average and a .303 on base percentage. CJ Abrams is batting .266 with nine home runs and 26 RBI’s for the Nationals this season. Washington is 15th in team ERA this year and they have allowed three runs or fewer in five of their last eight games. 

Braves Trying to Get Back on Track 

The Atlanta Braves are 31-21 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. Atlanta dropped game one in this series, but they did win game two by a score of 2-0 on Tuesday. Prior to this series, the Braves lost two out of three against the Pirates, won two out of three against the Cubs, and lost three out of four against the Padres. Atlanta is just 5-8 in their last 13 games and they are second in the NL East behind the Phillies. 

The Atlanta pitching staff has a 3.41 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a .237 opponent batting average. The Braves offense has scored 238 runs with a .251 batting average and a .319 on base percentage. Marcell Ozuna is batting .309 with 16 home runs and 48 RBI’s for the Braves this season. Atlanta is just 15th in runs scored this season and they have scored three runs or fewer in eight of their last 13 games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Washington is MacKenzie Gore, who is 3-4 with a 3.04 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 53.1 innings pitched this year. Gore has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five straight starts and has pitched at least six innings in his last three. The projected starting pitcher for Atlanta is Spencer Schwellenbach, who is making his MLB debut. Schwellenbach has pitched very well in High Class-A and Double-A, but skipped over Triple-A.

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction 

Atlanta comes into this game looking to try and gain some momentum, as they have not played very well over the last two weeks. The Braves are 5.5 games behind the Phillies in the NL East, but they are 17-9 at home. Washington is 14-16 on the road and they have done a good job of competing in the NL East. The Nationals are starting Gore, who has been very good this season. Atlanta is going with Schwellenbach, who is making his first start in the MLB. I don’t love that Schwellenbach skipped Triple-A and I think he is going to run into a bit of a learning curve. My Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves prediction is for the Nationals to get the win. 

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