At 4:05 PM ET, the Braves and Nationals face off in an NL East matchup. This one is taking place at Nationals Park in Washington, and the Nationals are the slight money line underdog (+116). The money line odds have the Braves at -136.

Charlie Morton is starting for the Braves, and he will be facing off against MacKenzie Gore. Atlanta is currently 2nd in the NL East, while the Nationals are 3rd. The over/under line is currently at 8 runs, and MASN will be televising this one.


The Pick: Washington Nationals Moneyline +116

This game will be played at Nationals Park at 4:05 ET on Saturday, June 8th.


  • We have the Nationals winning by a score of 5 to 4
  • If you're looking for a run line pick, we also like the Nationals to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 9 runs and like the over

It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Nationals vs Braves series. Washington went into the matchup as +174 underdogs and squeaked out a 2-1 win. Both teams scored one run in the first inning, and the Braves could only muster one more run in the 4th inning. As for the Nationals, they scored the game's go-ahead run in the 8th, and the Braves went down quietly in the 9th.

Atlanta wasted a good outing from Chris Sale, as he gave up just two earned runs in seven innings of work. Jake Irvin was just as good for the Nationals, getting the win after going six innings and not giving up a run.

Offensively, the Nationals were led by Jesse Winker, who went 2/3 with a run scored. Marcell Ozuna had a two-hit game for the Braves.

Braves Records & Stats

Atlanta is on the road today vs. the Nationals, and they are 35-26 overall, putting them eight games behind the Phillies for the NL East lead. The Braves are 12-9 in the division and have an overall series record of 12-6-2.

The Braves have gone 5-5 across their last 10 games, and they are 19-12 at home compared to 16-14 on the road. So far, the Braves have been the favorite in most of their games, going 34-22 as the favorite. However, they are just 1-4 as the underdog this year.

When the Braves are on the road, they have been a good bet to cover the run line, going 17-13. Their average run margin in those games is 1.1. Their overall run line record is 31-30, and their average run margin is 0.6.

The Braves are on the road facing the Nationals today. Their combined run average is 8.3, and their over/under record is 21-38. The average over/under line for their games is 9. When the line is set at 8, their over/under record is 4-2. In 72.1% of their games, the over/under line has been set higher than 8. They have gone under in their last three games.

Right-hander Charlie Morton gets the start for the Braves today as he faces the Nationals on the road. He has made 11 starts this year and has a record of 3-2 with a 3.88 ERA. Morton's WHIP for the season is currently 1.29. In his last outing, he finished with a no-decision, going six innings and not giving up a run to the Athletics. Before that, he had given up at least three earned runs in three straight starts. Morton's ERA at home is 5.18 compared to 3.12 on the road.

Marcell Ozuna has been the Braves' top hitter so far this season, as he is batting .316 with 18 home runs and 55 RBIs. Ozuna has also been hot of late, going 9/26 in his last seven games, while also hitting two homers and driving in six runs. Matt Olson is second on the team with 34 RBIs, but he is batting just .235 for the season.

Overall, the Braves are averaging 4.4 runs per game, which is 10th in the league. They have been a little better on the road this season, averaging 4.6 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .245 and are 11th in home runs.

Nationals Records & Stats

Washington is 3rd in the NL East, trailing the Phillies by 16 games. Overall, the Nationals are 28-35 and are 8 games behind the Braves for 2nd place in the division. So far, they are 9-10 in divisional matchups.

The Nationals have dropped two straight series and are 7-12-1 in series this year. As the home underdog, Washington is 10-15 this year, and they are 17-18 on the road. At home, the Nationals are 11-17. So far, they are 3-3 as the favorite.

Washington has been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 37-26 overall. They have been even better on the road, where they are 23-12 against the run line. They have been a slight underdog in most games, going 34-23 against the run line in those contests. Their average run differential in wins is +3.4, while it is -3.5 in losses.

The Washington Nationals are playing at home against the Atlanta Braves today. The O/U line for the game is set at 8 runs, which is right around their season average of 8.2 runs per game. The Nationals have gone over the O/U line in 27 of their 60 games this season, and their O/U record when the line is set at 8 runs is 4-5-1. Their last two games have gone under the O/U line.

Left-hander MacKenzie Gore gets the start for the Nationals today as he faces the Braves at home. He has made 12 starts this year and has a record of 4-5 with a 3.57 ERA. Gore's WHIP for the season is 1.36, and opponents are batting .252 off him this year. In his 12 appearances, he has turned in four quality starts. Looking back at his last outing, Gore took the loss, going 4 1/3 innings, and giving up six hits, six earned runs, and one homer vs. the Mets. Before that, he had won two straight starts.

Washington's offense comes into the game averaging just 3.9 runs per game, which is 25th in the league. They have been even worse in terms of power, as their 50 home runs are 17th in the league. As a team, the Nationals are batting .230, and their on-base percentage of .302 is also near the bottom of the league.

CJ Abrams has been the Nationals' top power threat this season, as his 10 homers are 1st on the team and 11th in the league. However, he is batting just .246 for the season and has gone 3/15 in his last four games. Joey Meneses has driven in the most runs for the Nationals this season (30), but he is batting just .228.