Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves MLB Major League Baseball Betting Preview

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ESPN Sunday Night Baseball airs a National League East affair as the Washington Nationals will conclude a weekend series against the Atlanta Braves. First pitch from Atlanta is slated for 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN provides the live national television coverage.

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The current odds at Oddsmaker have the home team Atlanta Braves favored by -120 odds with the road team Washington Nationals the underdog at +110 odds. The over under is lined at 6 ½ runs. A run line wager on the Atlanta Braves and laying the -1 ½ runs will return +175 odds. Those on the side of the road club Washington Nationals on the run line and taking the +1 ½ runs head start will lay -210 odds.

Washington has won the first two games of this series and scored a combined 15 runs total on Braves pitching. A good pitching matchup is on tap tonight as Gio Gonzalez takes the hill for Washington and he will oppose Brandon Beachy for the Braves.

Gonzalez has put up some impressive numbers with a record of 6-1 with an ERA of 1.98 and WHIP of 0.99 and nine starts totaling over 54 innings. On the Braves side Brandon Beachy is 5-2 in nine starts with an ERA of 1.77 and WHIP of 0.90. The Braves hitters has given Beachy better run support to a tune of nearly 1 ½ runs more per game than the Nationals in support of Gonzalez.

The Braves are on tilt right now as the club prior to dropping two straight to Washington in this series were swept in all four games against the Cincinnati Reds. The hitting has failed the Braves during this skid as the club has averaged just 2.6 runs and a team batting average of .189 in their past seven ball games. The pitching staff has been beaten up by the NL East division as the Braves allow 5 ½ runs and a .288 batting average to rival lineups in 2012. Gonzalez faces the Braves for the first time. Beachy in his past two starts against the Nationals has given up 8 earned runs and twelve hits with five walks in 11 innings of work.

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