How to Bet on Atlanta at Washington MLB Prediction & Pick

Posted by Henry Watkins on Monday,June 12, 2017 1:13, EDT in

It’s never a wise idea to make bold division predictions at this stage of the MLB season, but I think I can safely say that the Washington Nationals are a shoe-in to win the NL East this season. You are all welcome to come back and slam me if that prediction doesn’t pan out. The question that needs to be asked right now is in regards which of the 4 other teams in the division has what it takes to run down the Washington Nationals.

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The Mets would likely be the pick of the bunch, but they have not really done anything to suggest that they can make a real run at the Nats. Even if one of the four was able to hit a rich vein of form, they would also require the Nationals to go in the tank a little, which they really don’t look like doing at this point. Washington currently has a 9.5-game lead that has stayed consistent for quite some time now, and they will have a chance to pull away even further when they welcome in the Atlanta Braves to start the week.

Atlanta at Washington MLB Betting Prediction & Pick

When: Tuesday, June 13 at 7:05 PM EST
Where: Nationals Stadium, Washington
Starting Pitchers: R.A. Dickey Vs Joe Ross
TV: FSSE, MASN
Radio: Atlanta / Washington
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: Nationals at -280 to win the series

Why Bet on the Atlanta Braves?

The Atlanta Braves (27-35) are delivering pretty much what everyone expected of them, which is an up and down season where several younger players try to break into the league, with some good veterans helping them along. As you might expect with these ingredients, you don’t always get a dish that is very palatable. There have been times when the Braves have looked good this year, but there have also been times when they have looked really bad, such as they did in their weekend series versus the Mets, where they lost 3 of 4 after winning the opening game in the series. The Braves are 2-4 versus the Nationals this season, with both of those wins coming at home. R.A. Dickey (4-4. 4.73 ERA) will start for the Braves.

How to Bet on Atlanta at Washington MLB Prediction & Pick

Why Bet on the Washington Nationals?

The Nationals (38-24) will be looking to get this week off to a positive start after ending last week on a sour note, losing 3-straight to the Texas Rangers. That sweep was all the more disappointing when you consider that it came on the heels of a 7-2 road trip, which was followed by a win at home in a make-up game versus the Baltimore Orioles. The Nationals have been better on the road than at home this season, although they are still a solid 17-12 in their own ball park. They will fancy their chances against a Braves team that they have owned in recent seasons. Joe Ross (3-2, 6.16 ERA) will start for the Nats.

Atlanta at Washington MLB Betting Pick: Washington Nationals

Not only do I think Washington will win this game, I think they have a legitimate shot at a series sweep. I think we might see a lot of scoring in this one, so take a look at the OVER, too.

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