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    Marcell Ozuna is only two hits away from his 100th of the season as his Atlanta Braves (91-55) ready for a matchup with the Washington Nationals (51-95) on Monday at 7:20 PM ET. The Braves are favored (-349) over the Nationals (+272). Atlanta’s Kyle Wright and Washington’s Cory Abbott will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Monday, September 19, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:20 PM ET
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • Stadium: Truist Park
    Braves vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -349 8.5

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Braves rank second in MLB play with 220 home runs. They average 1.5 per game.
    • The Braves have the eighth-best batting average in the league (.253).
    • The Braves are eighth in baseball with a .318 on-base percentage.
    • The Braves strike out 9.2 times per game, the third-worst average in the league.
    • The Braves have hit 114 homers at home this season (1.5 per game).
    • The Braves are slugging .450 with 3.3 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The club averages 8.4 hits per game and is batting .255 at home this season.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Austin Riley has 156 hits, which ranks first among Atlanta hitters this season, while batting .278 with 75 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Riley ranks 33rd in batting average, 33rd in on-base percentage, and fifth in slugging.
    • Riley hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .158 with a double, two walks and an RBI.
    • Matt Olson has 41 doubles, 28 home runs and 68 walks while hitting .234.
    • Olson’s batting average is 114th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 85th, and his slugging percentage 42nd.
    • Dansby Swanson has hit 20 homers with a team-high .440 SLG this season.
    • Swanson enters this matchup with two games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is batting .200 with a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • Michael Harris II is batting .305 with a .344 OBP and 58 RBI for Atlanta this season.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals rank 26th in Major League Baseball with just 126 home runs as a team.
    • The Nationals rank 10th in MLB with a .251 team batting average.
    • The Nationals have an OBP of .314 this season, which ranks 15th in MLB.
    • The Nationals are one of the most disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking second with an average of 7.4 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 54 homers, an average of 0.8 per game, in 72 road contests this season.
    • They are slugging .383 in 72 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .261 with nine base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Lane Thomas is hitting .252 with 24 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs and 32 walks.
    • Including all qualifying hitters in MLB, Thomas’ batting average puts him 74th, his on-base percentage ranks 107th, and he is 69th in slugging.
    • Thomas hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .238 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and an RBI.
    • Cesar Hernandez’s .323 slugging percentage paces his team.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Hernandez ranks 79th in batting average, 93rd in on-base percentage and 132nd in slugging percentage.
    • Luke Voit has put up a team-best OBP (.328), while pacing the Nationals in hits (105).
    • Nelson Cruz is hitting .234 with 16 doubles, 10 home runs and 49 walks.

    Braves vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Wright Abbott
    27 GS 6
    18-5 W-L 0-2
    3.18 ERA 4.37
    164.0 IP 35.0
    49 BB 16
    158 SO 32

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