Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Prediction MLB Picks 6/9/24

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

Game Info: Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 1:35 pm (Nationals Park)

DJ Herz (0-1) (9.00) vs None None (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +147 / Atlanta Braves -175 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals meet Sunday in MLB action from Nationals Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Atlanta Braves will send out Halston Waldrup for his major league debut here. The Washington Nationals will send DJ Herz for the start here and Herz is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and 3 strikeouts this season. This will be Herz’s first career start against the Braves.

Atlanta Braves Recap

The Atlanta Braves come into this one looking to salvage a series split with the Nationals after falling short in Saturday’s matchup by a final score of 7-3. The loss meant the best the Braves could do was earn a second straight series split after splitting with the Boston Red Sox to start the week.

Braves Disappointing At The Dish Despite Loaded Lineup

Marcell Ozuna leads the Braves with 73 hits including 18 home runs and 55 RBIs while Orlando Arcia has 16 doubles and Ozzie Albies has a team-high 17 doubles, logging 57 hits as well this season. Ronald Acuna Jr. has a team-high 16 stolen bases as well this season but is now out for the season with a torn ACL. Matt Olson has 15 doubles with a team-high 67 strikeouts and Austin Riley has 10 doubles with a pair of triples.

Why the Atlanta Braves will win

  • The Braves have won eight of their last nine games at Nationals Park following a loss.
  • The Nationals have lost eight of their last nine home games against National League opponents following a win.
  • The Nationals have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine home games against National League opponents following a win.
  • The Braves have covered the run line in five of their last six games against the Nationals following a road loss.
  • The Braves have led after 5 innings in each of their last five Sunday day games against opponents that held a losing record.

Washington Nationals Recap

The Washington Nationals come into this one looking to win the series after their triumph on Saturday. A series win would help the Nationals bounce back from series losses to the Mets and Guardians over the last week and a half.

Nationals Looking To Heat Up At The Plate

CJ Abrams leads the Nationals with 58 hits along with 10 home runs and 28 RBIs to go along with 11 doubles, 4 triples and 9 stolen bases. Luis Garcia Jr. has a team-high 11 doubles with 26 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. Jacob Young has a team-high 17 stolen bases while Jesse Winker has 11 stolen bases this season.

Why the Washington Nationals will win

  • The Braves have lost four of their last five games as favorites against National League opponents.
  • The Nationals have won five of their last six games as underdogs against NL East opponents following a win.
  • The Nationals have covered the run line in each of their last eight Sunday day games against the Braves.
  • The Braves have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five games as favorites against NL East opponents.
  • The Nationals have won the first inning in each of their last three day games against the Braves.
  • The Nationals have led after 3 innings in each of their last three day games against the Braves at Nationals Park.
  • The Braves have trailed after 5 innings in four of their last five games as favorites against National League opponents.

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Prediction

I’m on the over here. I don’t really feel like backing a rookie pitcher on either side in this matchup, as the Braves have a potent lineup and Herz struggled in his debut against a Mets team that’s not necessarily known for hitting lefties all that well. On the other side, Waldrup wasn’t anything special in AA and only had one start at the AAA level. The Nationals have also been the better team for the better part of this series. All in all, I think in the end, we’re headed for a high-scoring one here so give me the over.

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

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