Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals: Best Odds and Preview for September 8, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 7, 2021, 10:48 pm

A pair of the league’s best hitters go head-to-head when the Atlanta Braves (73-64) and the Washington Nationals (57-81) meet at 7:20 PM ET on Wednesday at Truist Park. Austin Riley has a .303 batting average (eighth in the league) for the favored Braves (-240), and Juan Soto ranks 10th in MLB play batting .301 this season for the underdog Nationals (+195).

Washington has Sean Nolin expected to start, while Atlanta has not named a starter.

Best Odds for Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals.

Braves Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Braves have been chosen as favorites in 92 games this year and have walked away with the win 52 times (56.5%) in those games.
  • Atlanta’s games have gone over the total in 63 of their 136 opportunities.
  • The Braves are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking eighth with 663 total runs this season.
  • Atlanta has played as the favorite in seven of its past 10 games and has gone 4-3 in those contests.
  • In their last 10 matchups with a total posted by oddsmakers, the Braves and their opponents are 2-7-1 when it comes to hitting the over.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Austin Riley 136 .303 .374 .536 29 87 149
Eddie Rosario 9 .273 .346 .545 1 5 6
Jorge Soler 33 .272 .361 .528 9 18 34
Freddie Freeman 136 .294 .373 .501 28 73 150
Adam Duvall 34 .223 .299 .529 10 29 27
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Nationals Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Nationals have won 26 of the 86 games they were the underdog on the moneyline this season (30.2%).
  • In the 137 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Washington, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 63 times (63-70-4).
  • The Nationals score the 17th-most runs in baseball (608 total, 4.4 per game).
  • Washington was the moneyline underdog for nine of its last 10 games, and went 2-7 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups — all of which had a set run total — the Nationals and their opponents combined to go over the total seven times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Nolin (0-2 with a 5.71 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Nationals, his fifth of the season.
  • In his last time out on Friday, the lefty went five innings against the Mets, allowing two earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • Nolin’s four starts have all been losses for his team this season.
  • Nolin has had four starts with a total this season, and the teams combined to hit the over in two of those games.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Juan Soto 127 .301 .433 .514 24 81 127
Lane Thomas 20 .316 .391 .526 3 11 24
Josh Bell 121 .252 .320 .475 24 76 105
Yadiel Hernandez 92 .279 .333 .447 8 24 55
Riley Adams 32 .253 .354 .422 2 8 21

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