Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals Baseball Odds Preview

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on Monday,April 11, 2016 1:22, EST in

Two teams out of the National League East will get together in the nation’s capital for an exciting round of baseball betting action when the Atlanta Braves take on the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.

The game presents a battle of two teams heading to opposite directions. In one hand, the Atlanta Braves come into the game with an 0-5 record and looking to score their first victory of the season. The Braves lost all three games they played against the St. Louis Cardinals, and allowed 31 runs in the series. For the Washington Nationals, they are leading the National League East, but have played just 4 games. The Nationals are coming off a 4-2 win over the Miami Marlins in their game on Sunday.

Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals Baseball Odds Preview

  • When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
  • Where: Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
  • TV: MASN 2
  • Radio: WJFK 1580 AM
  • Stream Option: MLB.TV
  • Starting Pitchers: Chacin vs. Gonzalez
  • MLB Odds: TBA

Atlanta’s pitching had a horrendous series finale vs. St. Louis, allowing 10 hits in a 12-7 loss. There hasn’t been a worse start for the Braves since 1988 when the Tribe lost its first 10 games.

Nats’ Jayson Werth hit an RBI single off Edwin Jackson for his first hit of the season, putting together a three-run seventh that helped Washington to beat Miami on Sunday. With the 4-2 triumph over Miami, the Nats are now commanding the National East East with a 3-1 record.

Why Bet on the Braves

Manager of the Atlanta Braves Fredi Gonzalez is in for a long season. Outside of Freddie Freeman, the Braves do not have a great offensive name. The Braves have allowed 38 runs and scored just 17 through the first five games. Atlanta has seen Adonis Garcia start the season with a .267 average, while Nick Markakis is hitting .300. The Braves earned run average has started at 5.35, which is 25th in the league. The Braves are the only winless team in the National League, and join Minnesota as the only two in Major League Baseball.

Why Bet on the Nationals

The Washington Nationals are many people’s pick to win the National League East, and some are predicting them to win the World Series. Bryce Harper is off to a .585 start, with 2 bombs on the season. Harper shelled a double on Sunday to get the Washington rally going. The Nationals, despite three wins, have gotten off to a slow start offensively. The Nationals are scoring less than 4 runs per game through their first four games. The Nationals are led by first year manager Dusty Baker, following their late season meltdown, which kept them out of the postseason last year under Matt Williams.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Atlanta Braves have just been woeful to start the season. The Braves are going to have a tough time winning baseball games this season. Atlanta struggles both on the offensive and defensive side. The Braves are 0-5, and have a tough hill to climb in their games this week. After meeting up against Max Scherzer on Monday, they will take on Gio Gonzalez on Tuesday. Do not expect the Atlanta Braves to win this game behind Jhoulys Chacin. The bet in this game is the Washington Nationals -166 over the Atlanta Braves. The final score prediction for this game is the Washington Nationals 8-4 over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.