Braves vs Nationals Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – September 21, 2022

httpscdn.dataskrive.comapiassetqhmEbJEatlanta braves vs washington nationals Betsperts Media & Technology

The Washington Nationals (51-97) will visit the Atlanta Braves (92-55), Wednesday at 12:20 PM ET, with the Braves on a five-game winning streak. The Braves will hand the ball to Bryce Elder (1-3), and the Nationals will counter with Paolo Espino (0-7).

Sportsbooks have made the Braves a decent moneyline favorite (-257) at home over the Nationals (+212). The over/under for the Braves-Nationals game is set at 8.5.

Braves vs. Nationals Odds

Run Line

Atlanta Braves (-1.5)

Moneyline

Braves (-257)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -122, Under: +101)

2 Risk-Free Bets Up To $2,000
2 Risk-Free Bets
Why claim this offer
  • Up to $2,000 In Risk-Free Bets
  • Only Sportsbook Offering “PointsBetting”
  • Good Karma Kommittee Refunds

When, Where, at What Time is Braves vs. Nationals

  • Game Day: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:20 PM ET
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Stadium: Truist Park

Braves Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Ozzie Albies 10 Day Injury List Finger
Ehire Adrianza 10 Day Injury List Quadricep
Chadwick Tromp 10 Day Injury List Quadricep
Kirby Yates 15 Day Injury List Elbow
Adam Duvall 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Darren O’Day 60 Day Injury List Calf
Manny Piña 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Luke Jackson 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Nationals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Keibert Ruiz 10 Day Injury List Groin
Victor Arano 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Cade Cavalli 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Tanner Rainey 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Will Harris 60 Day Injury List Pectoral
Stephen Strasburg 60 Day Injury List Ribs
Yadiel Hernandez 60 Day Injury List Calf
Sean Doolittle 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Joe Ross 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Carter Kieboom 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Jackson Tetreault 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Evan Lee 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Last Time Out: Braves and Nationals

These clubs meet again after the Braves took down the Nationals 3-2 yesterday. Charlie Morton registered the win for the Braves (5.00 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 9 K), and Dansby Swanson led the way offensively (2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI). Erasmo Ramirez (3.00 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 K) took the loss for the Nationals.

Betting Trends

Braves Betting Records and Team Stats

The Braves have been favorites in 120 games this season and won 84 (70%) of those contests. Atlanta is 12-2 this season when entering a game favored by -257 or more on the moneyline. The Braves have a 72% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Atlanta and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 75 of their 151 opportunities. The Braves are 77-74-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Austin Riley 146 .276 (34) .347 (35) .544 (5) 5.8% (5) 24.2% (103) 7.9% (79)
Matt Olson 148 .236 (110) .320 (82) .457 (41) 4.3% (34) 24.1% (102) 10.6% (29)
Dansby Swanson 148 .280 (29) .335 (57) .443 (55) 3.3% (60) 26.1% (119) 7.4% (84)
Michael Harris 102 .306 (-) .345 (-) .537 (-) 4.7% (-) 24.4% (-) 4.4% (-)
Ronald Acuña Jr. 110 .269 (44) .356 (29) .416 (79) 2.7% (82) 23.5% (93) 10.0% (41)

Nationals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Nationals have been underdogs in 132 games this season and have come away with the win 43 times (32.6%) in those contests. This season, Washington has come away with a win 12 times in 29 chances when named as an underdog of at least +212 or longer on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 32.1% chance of walking away with the win. Washington and their opponents have hit the over in 70 of their 151 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Nationals are 69-82-0 against the spread in their 151 games that had a posted line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
César Hernández 137 .251 (75) .314 (92) .323 (130) 0.2% (132) 18.2% (51) 7.4% (84)
Lane Thomas 132 .248 (80) .305 (109) .418 (75) 3.3% (60) 24.5% (107) 7.0% (95)
Luke Voit 123 .238 (104) .326 (69) .422 (68) 4.1% (40) 30.7% (131) 10.5% (32)
Nelson Cruz 129 .234 (113) .313 (93) .337 (126) 2.0% (108) 23.6% (94) 9.7% (47)
Luis Garcia 81 .280 (-) .296 (-) .412 (-) 1.9% (-) 21.6% (-) 2.5% (-)

Braves vs. Nationals Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Braves will pick up the victory in this matchup, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-257). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see the final scoring winding up over the total (8.5 runs).

2 Risk-Free Bets Up To $2,000
2 Risk-Free Bets
Why claim this offer
  • Up to $2,000 In Risk-Free Bets
  • Only Sportsbook Offering “PointsBetting”
  • Good Karma Kommittee Refunds

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

Deals of the Day

See All