Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Prediction MLB Picks 6/8/24

Washington Nationals (28-35) vs Atlanta Braves (35-26)

Game Info: Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 4:05 pm (Nationals Park)

MacKenzie Gore (4-5) (3.57) vs Charlie Morton (3-2) (3.88)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +115 / Atlanta Braves -135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate an Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, June 8th at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. To formulate this prediction for game three in the series, we will examine:

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

Braves Looking for Consistent Offense 

The Atlanta Braves are 35-26 this year and they have won three of their last five games. Atlanta won the first game in this series on Thursday, but they lost game two on Friday. Prior to this series, the Braves split a two game series with the Red Sox, won two out of three against the Athletics, and lost three out of four against the Nationals. Atlanta is 4-5 in their last nine games and they are second in the NL East. 

The Atlanta pitching staff has a 3.56 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a .239 opponent batting average. The Braves offense has scored 271 runs with a .245 batting average and a .311 on base percentage. Marcell Ozuna is batting .316 with 18 home runs and 55 RBI’s for the Braves this season. Atlanta has scored three runs or fewer in six of their last ten games. 

Nationals Try for Two in a Row 

The Washington Nationals are 28-35 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. Washington dropped game one in this series on Thursday, but they won game two by a score of 2-1. Prior to this series, the Nationals were swept by the Mets, lost two out of three against the Guardians, and won three out of four against the Braves. Washington is just 2-6 in their last eight games and they are third in the NL East. 

The Washington pitching staff has a 3.99 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a .254 opponent batting average. The Nationals offense has scored 245 runs with a .230 batting average and a .302 on base percentage. CJ Abrams is batting .246 with 10 home runs and 27 RBI’s for the Nationals this season. Washington has allowed five runs or more in four of their last five games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Atlanta is Charlie Morton, who is 3-2 with a 3.88 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 62.2 innings pitched this season. Morton has allowed one earned run or fewer in three of his last five outings, but did allow eight earned runs and 12 hits against the Nationals two starts ago. The projected starting pitcher for Washington is MacKenzie Gore, who is 4-5 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP over 63.0 innings pitched this year. Gore has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts, but did allow six earned runs and seven hits against the Mets in his last start. 

Why the Atlanta Braves will win

The Braves have won each of their last eight road games against the Nationals following a loss.The Nationals have lost each of their last seven home games against National League opponents following a home win.The Nationals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven home games against National League opponents following a home win.The Braves have covered the run line in each of their last five games as favorites against the Nationals following a road loss.

Total Runs Facts

Each of the Nationals' last four day games against National League opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.Each of the Braves' last four games after playing the previous day have gone UNDER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Nationals' last nine games as home underdogs against NL East opponents.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Braves' last six road games against NL East opponents.

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Prediction 

Washington comes into this game after defeating the Braves on Friday night, but they have struggled to string wins together over the last couple of weeks. Atlanta is just 16-14 on the road and their offense has not been as powerful as we are used to seeing. The Braves are starting Charlie Morton, who has had some mixed results recently. The Nationals are going with Gore, who has also had some trouble recently, including a very poor outing in his last start. I want to like Washington in this spot, but I think the right play is taking the Braves at this price. My Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals prediction is for Atlanta to win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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