Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Tuesday June 30th, 2015. At 7:10 PM EST.
The (42-34) Washington Nationals of the National League East Division will take the trip to the “PEACH STATE”. For game one of a three-day series. Washington will take on the (36-40) Atlanta Braves of the NL Central in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Turner Field in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Washington Nationals are playing some of the best ball in the league. Atlanta has hit a skid of late and falling in the standings. The opening betting line has Washington as a -120 road favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is six and a half runs for Tuesday’s game.
The 2015 Washington Nationals have won two of three. The Nationals are first in the division, two and a half games in front of second-place New York Mets. Washington is 20-10 on the road this season.
*Right Fielder Bryce Harper is the team leader in four of five offensive categories.
*Third Baseman Yunel Escobar leads the charge at the plate with eighty-five hits.
*The Washington batting order have hit seventy-two homers.
*Starting Pitcher Max Scherzer leads the rotation with nine wins; a 1.79 earned runs average and one hundred and thirty strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Drew Storen has a staff best twenty-three saves.
*Washington pitching averages 7.97 strikeouts per nine innings.
*The Nationals will start a six-game homestand on July 3rd.
*Notable injuries: Third Baseman Ryan Zimmerman and Right Fielder Jason Werth are on the 15-day disabled list.
*The Nationals are 8-1 their last nine baseball games on grass.
*Washington is 8-0 the last eight between the teams.
*The Washington Nationals are 8-2 their last ten 2015 MLB Expert Picks overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six.
*The Washington Nationals will send the Right Handed Jordan Zimmermann, who is (5-5) with a 3.42 earned run average to the mound for game one of the series. The Auburndale, Wisconsin native threw eight innings, giving up six hits and zero runs his last start on June 24th, a 2-1 no-decision at home against Atlanta.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Washington Nationals at 15/4 to win the 2015 MLB National League Title.
The 2015 Atlanta Braves have lost five of their last six baseball contests. Atlanta is third in the NL East, six-game out of the lead. Atlanta is 19-15 at home this season.
*Right Fielder Nick Markakis has a team-best .300 batting average, a .387 on base percentage with eighty-six hits.
*First Baseman Freddie Freeman has a team-high twelve homers and forty-one runs batted in.
*The Atlanta offense has a .365 team slugging percentage.
Shelby Miller has a team-best five wins with a 1.94 ERA.
*Relief Pitcher Jason Grilli leads the staff with twenty-one saves.
*Notable injuries: First Baseman Freddie Freeman is on the 15-day disabled list with a wrist injury.
*Atlanta will start a six-game road trip on Monday July, 6th.
*The betting odds over the total are 10-2 Atlanta last twelve on Tuesday’s.
*Atlanta is 6-20 their last twenty-six baseball contests on Tuesday’s.
The Atlanta Braves are 4-6 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total two times, staying under the betting odds total seven and has a push.
*The Right, Handed Shelby Miller, who is (5-3) with a 1.94 ERA, will be on the hill. The 6’3″ 215 pound Houston, Texas native went seven innings, giving up three hits and a run his last start, a 2-1 no-decision at Washington on June 24th.
*The Atlanta Braves are 40/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.
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