At 7:20 PM ET, the Nationals and Braves square off in an NL East matchup. This one is being played at Truist Park in Atlanta, and the Braves are the heavy favorites on the money line, with their odds sitting at -160. The Nationals are +135 on the money line, and the over/under line is currently 8.5 runs.

Spencer Schwellenbach is starting for the Braves, while the Nationals are sending MacKenzie Gore to the mound. Washington is 3rd in the NL East with a record of 24-29, while the Braves are 2nd at 31-21.

ATLANTA BRAVES VS WASHINGTON NATIONALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Atlanta Braves Moneyline -160

This game will be played at Truist Park at 7:20 ET on Wednesday, May 29th.

HOW TO BET THE NATIONALS VS BRAVES:

  • We have the Braves winning by a score of 6 to 4
  • If you're looking for a run line pick, we also like the Braves to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 10 runs and like the over

Atlanta picked up a 2-0 win over the Nationals in the most recent game of this series. The Braves had just one more hit than the Nationals and struck out 12 times, but still picked up a win thanks to a good outing from Max Fried, who went eight innings and didn't give up a run.

Washington wasted a good outing from Jake Irvin, as he gave up just two hits and no earned runs in six innings of work. Irvin did finish the game with 10 strikeouts but issued two walks.

Offensively, the Braves were led by Marcell Ozuna, who homered and went 1/4. Joey Meneses also had a three-hit game for the Nationals.

Nationals Records & Stats

Washington is 24-29 overall this season, and they are 12.5 games behind the Phillies for the NL East lead. So far, they are 6-6 in divisional games. The Nationals are on the road today, and they are 14-16 on the road compared to 10-13 at home.

The Nationals have gone 4-6 over their last 10 games and are 3rd in the NL East, 12.5 games behind the Phillies. So far, they are 3-2 as the favorite and 21-27 as the underdog. Washington's overall series record is 6-10-1, and they are tied with the Braves in this series, 1-1.

The Nationals have been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 32-21. They have been even better on the road, where they are 19-11 against the run line. They have been a good bet as the underdog, going 29-19 on the run line. Their average run differential is -0.3 runs per game, with a -0.2 run differential on the road and a -0.4 run differential at home.

The Washington Nationals are on the road today against the Atlanta Braves, with the over/under line set at 8.5 runs. The Nationals and their opponents have combined to average 8.3 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 23-28. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, their record is 8-10. So far this season, 26.4% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8.5 runs.

Left-hander MacKenzie Gore gets the start for the Nationals today as he faces the Braves on the road. He has made 10 starts this season and has a record of 3-4 with a 3.04 ERA. In his 10 appearances, Gore has turned in four quality starts. Looking back at his most recent outing, Gore picked up the win vs. the Mariners, going seven innings and giving up just one earned run. Before that, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight outings. Gore's ERA on the road is 2.36, compared to 3.96 at home.

Washington's offense has been struggling this season, as they are 23rd in the league in scoring at 4 runs per game. They are also near the bottom of the league in home runs and team batting average. However, CJ Abrams and Luis Garcia Jr. have been bright spots in the lineup, as they are the team's top two hitters in terms of batting average and are 1st and 2nd, respectively, in home runs.

Recently, Abrams has gone 8/32 with two homers over his last eight games, while Luis Garcia Jr. has two homers in this stretch but is batting just .214. Keibert Ruiz has also been hot at the plate, going 10/23 in his last eight games for the Nationals.

Braves Records & Stats

Atlanta is 31-21 overall and is 2nd in the NL East, five games behind the Phillies. The Braves are 11-6 against other teams in the NL East. The Braves will host the Nationals today, and they are 17-9 at home this season.

The Braves have gone 14-12 on the road this season. So far, the Braves have been the favorite in most of their games, going 30-18 in those matchups. Atlanta is 11-5-1 in series this year.

When it comes to the run line, the Braves have been a solid bet this season, going 27-25 overall. They have been even better on the road, going 15-11, and have been a good bet as the favorite, going 24-24. Their average run differential in winning games is +3.7 runs, while in losing games it is -3.4 runs.

When the Braves are at home, the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, which is lower than their season average of 9 runs per game. The Braves have played 14 games with an over/under line set at 8.5 runs, and in those games, the over has hit 10 times. Overall, the over/under record for Braves games this season is 18-32.

For today's game against the Nationals, the Braves will rely on Spencer Schwellenbach to set the tone. It's his debut for the season and he's looking to put together a strong start in his debut.

Marcell Ozuna has been one of the league's top run producers this season, as his 48 RBIs are 2nd in the league and lead the Braves. He also has a team-high 16 home runs while batting .309. Ozuna has three homers over his past nine games, going 8/32 during that stretch. Matt Olson is 2nd on the team in RBIs (29) and has gone deep eight times this season.

As a team, the Braves are 8th in the league at 4.6 runs per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 4.8 runs per contest. Overall, they are batting .251, which is 6th in the league, and are also among the league leaders in slugging percentage and OPS.