MLB Betting Predictions Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves
Tonight at 7:10 Eastern, we will watch the Washington Nationals travel to Turner Field to take on the Atlanta Braves. BetDSI.eu sportsbook currently have the Atlanta Braves as a -210 favorite giving up -1 1/2 runs to the Washington Nationals.
Pitching for the Washington Nationals will be Livan Hernandez ( 7wins 12 losses 4.36 ERA ) has been pitching every bit as bad as his record would indicate. His last game on the mount against the Arizona Diamondbacks he threw 7 1/3rd innings giving up 7 hits , 4 earned runs, 1 BB , while striking out 5.
The offense for the Nationals can put up a fist grip full of runs on any given night, but lately they have been more likely to leave two hand fulls of runners on base in any given game. In their Sunday loss to the Reds they left 17 runners in scoring position, you simply cannot win like that. They have lost six straight games while going an absolutely staggering 6 for 67 with men in scoring position in as many games.
Hurling the rock for the Atlanta Braves will be very talented pitching ace Jair Jurrjens (13 wins 5 losses, 2.71 ERA). Coming off a win to shed a two game slump Jurrjens allowed 8 hits in 6 and 1/3rd innings, but not allowing the Cubs to cash in on any of them and not allowing a single run. Jurrjens is 8-0 with a insane 1.29 ERA in the 9 games he has pitched more than 7 innings, and the Braves have won all 9 of those games. His last 3 game on the mount have been five, six , and six and 1/3rd innings pitches, look for this to change against the Capitals.
The Braves could bear witness to two career milestones as third baseman Chipper Jones only needs one home run for 450 in his career good for 34th on the all-time list. Also closer Craig kimbrel is one save away from his 41st on the season which will be a new rookie record. He is currently in a tie with Rangers’ Neftali Perez who had 40 last year.
My Prediction: I expect Jurrjens to pitch well in this game tallying another win for the Braves. I don’t think Washingtons offense can do it in this game, and the fact Livan Hernandez is pitching makes this decision easier. Take Braves against the 1- 1/2 run or at -210, and be sure to check out BetDSI’s Live In Game Betting to get maximum value bets when the game has started.
Please go ahead and feel free to Caption this photo below of what you beleive is being said or done in the picture of Braves Chipper Jones pointing a bat as if he is going to shoot something out of the sky, while his teammate watches only dreaming like a young child of having such super powers.