Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves – MLB Betting Analysis, Picks
The Washington Nationals (1-3) travel to Atlanta to take on the Braves (2-2) on Monday night.
The Nats opened the year by losing their first three games at home against the Mets. However, Washington was able to salvage the final game of the series with a 4-2 victory on Sunday.
The defending champion Braves split their opening series with the Reds 2-2. Atlanta was defeated in the final game of the series 6-3 at home.
This game is scheduled for 7:20 P.M. EST on Monday, April 11th, at Truist Park in Atlanta, GA.
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The Nationals are expected to labor this season, and the Mets are expected to be competitive, and the season’s first series proved exactly that. The Nationals mustered all of four runs through the first three games of the series against a Jacob deGrom-less pitching rotation.
Granted, they did have to face superstar Max Scherzer, former All-Star Chris Bassitt, and Tylor Megill in those contests. Nonetheless, this is an offense that lacks much productivity outside of stars such as Juan Soto and Nelson Cruz.
But the Nationals finally got some offense going on Sunday. After scoring one run through 5.2 innings against Carlos Carrasco, they tacked on three more runs against the Mets bullpen to earn the 4-2 win.
Cruz led the charge with two hits and three RBI’s in the game. Lucius Fox drove in the other run for Washington.
Erick Fedde got the start and pitched well over five innings. The right-hander struck out five and surrendered just two runs on five hits. He could be a key factor in Washington’s rotation this season if he continues pitching well.
Washington will try to add another win against another tough opponent in Atlanta on Monday. It is going to be a difficult series without question, so avoiding a sweep would be impressive, in all honesty, for the Nationals.
They will send veteran RHP Anibal Sanchez to the mound to get the series started on Monday. Sanchez is a fairly reliable veteran presence in the rotation who could keep the Nats in the game.
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The Braves did not dominate their series against the lackluster Reds over the weekend. Cincinnati played very well, and the Braves seemed a bit off entering the season. They are still developing chemistry with the plethora of new players on the roster in the post-Freddie Freeman era.
The Braves lost on Opening Day 6-3 and then were defeated again on Sunday by the same score. But they did win back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday to earn a split in the series.
Ian Anderson labored mightily on Sunday. The righty surrendered five runs over just 2.2 innings pitched. The most concerning aspect of his outing was control.
Anderson allowed just three hits but walked five. He has been somebody who typically pounds the strike zone, so perhaps this outing can be chalked up to a combination of early-season jitters and a limited Spring Training. But it will be interesting to see how many walks Anderson surrenders in his next time on the mound.
One bright spot from their Sunday loss was that Matt Olson smashed his first Atlanta homer in a quality 3-4 performance. The home run was a solo shot and was a nice reminder of how much pop he has in his bat.
The Braves will look to play a more convincing brand of baseball this week.
RHP Huascar Ynoa gets the call on Monday. Ynoa may not be a name that jumps off the page, but he pitched extremely well through the first portion of last season before suffering an injury that derailed his year. But he might be a sleeper in this talented Braves rotation.
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- Washington owns a run-line record of 1-3 to open their season.
- The Nations are also 1-3 against the run-line as underdogs.
- They hold an over/under record of 1-3.
- Atlanta has a run-line record of 0-4 to start the season.
- The Braves have a run-line record of 0-1 following a loss.
- Their 0-4 run-line record at home is the worst in the league.
- They own an over/under record of 2-1-1.
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Odds have not yet been released for this game. However, Atlanta is the clear favorite given their overwhelming amount of talent and home-field advantage.
The Braves certainly did not play their best baseball over the weekend against the Reds. But they are now settling into the 2022 season and could be in store for a huge series. The Nationals might be able to cause some trouble for Atlanta, but the Braves should be able to take care of business.
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The pitching matchup of Huascar Ynoa and Anibal Sanchez does not stand out by any means. But both of these pitchers are grinders and are going to do everything in their power to keep their teams in this game.
But Atlanta’s lineup should be able to put some rallies together against Sanchez and the Nationals bullpen. It may take until the mid or late innings, but the Braves are going to score a good amount of runs on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Nats will likely score somewhere between 3-5 runs. I could see a final score of around 7-4 in Monday’s series opener.
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