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August 8th — Braves vs. Nationals MLB Betting Preview

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Atlanta Braves vs.  Washington Nationals MLB Betting Preview

Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00 PM ET

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The Atlanta Braves continue their four-game series with the Washington Nationals. The Braves beat the Nationals 3-1 in the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader after losing the opener 8-3.

Foltynewicz throws six innings against the Mets

Mike Foltynewicz (8-7, 3.04 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) gave up two earned runs on five hits (one home run) and one walk with five strikeouts across six innings in a 4-2 win against the Mets last Thursday.

Foltynewicz had given up 18 earned runs over his last four starts, raising his ERA from 2.02 to 3.04 during that span, so he really needed the strong outing. The right-hander owns a solid 2.86 strikeout-to-walk ratio (K/BB) in 124 1/3 innings.

The Braves have scored 522 runs (12th in the majors), putting up 4.75 runs per game (8th), hitting .258 (4th) with 120 home runs (20th). Atlanta ranks 12th with a 3.86 ERA, 13th with a 1.29 WHIP and 13th with 974 strikeouts.

The Braves bullpen ranks 18th with a 4.15 ERA. Ozzie Albies has 20 home runs and 59 RBI and Freddie Freeman has 18 home runs and team-bests with 69 RBI and a .397 OBP.

Milone dominates the Mets last Wednesday

Tommy Milone (1-0, 3.00 ERA, 0.92 WHIP) makes his third start of the season for the Nationals after seven innings of one run ball against the Mets last Wednesday, surrendering just three hits (one home run) and no walks with nine strikeouts in a 5-3 win.

The Nationals scored 518 runs (13th in the majors), putting up 4.58 runs per game (12th), hitting .249 (13th) with 136 home runs (14th). Washington ranks 8th with a 3.80 ERA, 6th with a 1.22 WHIP and 8th with 1012 strikeouts.

The Nationals bullpen ranks 9th with a 3.67 ERA. Bryce Harper leads the Nationals with 27 home runs, 70 RBI and a .377 OBP, Matt Adams has 18 home runs and 48 RBI and Anthony Rendon has 16 home runs and 56 RBI.


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MLB Trends:

The Under is:

8-3-3 in Foltynewicz’s last 14 starts against National League East opponents

9-4-1 in Foltynewicz’s last 14 starts against a team with a winning record

4-1-1 in Foltynewicz’s last six starts against the Nationals

7-1-1 in Greg Gibson’s last nine games behind home plate against the Braves

11-5 in Washington’s last 16 during game 3 of a series

39-18 in Washington’s last 57 games against a right-handed starter

8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings

Mike Foltynewicz ranks 6th in the National League with a 3.04 ERA, 8th with 138 strikeouts and 9th with a 1.18 WHIP and he has a 3.16 ERA and one complete game in 10 home starts.

Tommy Milone has been lights out in the 11 innings after he allowed three earned runs to the Marlins.

Check odds here: https://goo.gl/dVwAAb (https://goo.gl/dVwAAb)

Odds as seen on ESPN Chalk: https://goo.gl/ji6GJZ (https://goo.gl/ji6GJZ)


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