Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves: Analysis & Picks 6/09/2023

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves: Analysis & Picks 6/09/2023

June 9, 2023



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Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves rivalry has long been one of the most intense in MLB, as both teams strive for supremacy in the National League East or simply trying to avoid being left out of playoff contention altogether. These teams always play with intensity that cannot be found elsewhere.


The Atlanta Braves enter this game with a 12.5 game lead over the Braves and could take an important step toward securing their division title with a win here. On the other hand, the Washington Nationals need something positive from this matchup in order to shake its early season slumber and make their presence felt, as they’re still in last place in the NL East.


Even with all of the hype around young star Ronald Acuna Jr, the Braves remain a strong offensive side this season. They rank second with a .265 batting average and are among the league leaders when it comes to homers. That has become particularly true over the last several years as they’ve put together impressive offensive seasons. Never has there been a season where their home run totals fell below league average; currently they sit third with 105 homers total.


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Notable also is that the Braves boast an effective pitching staff; they currently rank eight in MLB with an ERA of 3.78 overall and 496 hits allowed this year. Starting for them in this game will be AJ Smith-Shawver with his second appearance this season.


The Nationals have dropped 4 of their previous 6 matches because they haven’t played well during the past week. With a victory over the Braves, which would be their 3rd victory in their previous 7 matches, they will attempt to turn things around. The Washington Nationals’ overall record this year is 25-36. Their current standing in the NL East Division is 5th.


Josiah Gray will start on the mound for the Braves. The right-handed pitcher has an overall record of 4-5 with a 3.09 ERA. Gray has made 12 starts so far this year where he has earned 55 strikeouts.


Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Game Information


  • Date: 06/09/2023
  • Time: 07:20 PM ET
  • Location: SunTrust Park.
  • How to Watch Nationals vs Braves: MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


Nationals vs Braves Betting Lines


Braves are -200 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $50. On the other side, Nationals are +170 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $170.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Braves at a 66.67% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Nationals have 37.04% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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