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    The Washington Nationals (53-99) will look to Joey Meneses, who is on a two-game home run streak, when they square off against the Atlanta Braves (95-58). The Braves are favored on the moneyline (-267) for this matchup with the Nationals (+223), which begins at 7:05 PM ET on Monday at Nationals Park. Atlanta’s Bryce Elder and Washington’s Cory Abbott pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Monday, September 26, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
    • Location: Washington D.C.
    • Stadium: Nationals Park
    Braves vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -267 8.5

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Braves average 1.5 home runs per game to rank second in MLB play with 227 total home runs.
    • The Braves rank seventh in MLB with a .254 batting average.
    • The Braves rank eighth in the league with an on-base percentage of .318.
    • The Braves strike out 9.2 times per game, the third-worst mark in the league.
    • The Braves average 1.5 home runs per road game this season (109 total on the road).
    • The Braves have a .435 slugging percentage and are averaging 3.5 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • On the road this season the team averages 8.9 hits per game and is batting .251.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Austin Riley leads Atlanta in total hits (164) this season while batting .278 with 77 extra-base hits.
    • Among all qualified batters in the majors, Riley ranks 31st in batting average, 33rd in on-base percentage, and fifth in slugging.
    • Dansby Swanson has hit 22 homers this season while driving in 92 runs. He’s batting .281 this season.
    • Swanson is 28th in batting average, 57th in on-base percentage and 55th in slugging in MLB.
    • Swanson has picked up a hit in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .304 with a double, a home run and four RBI.
    • Matt Olson is batting .233 with a .450 slugging percentage and 92 RBI this year.
    • Michael Harris II is batting .305 with a .346 OBP and 62 RBI for Atlanta this season.
    • Harris II takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .300 with a double, a home run, two walks and three RBI.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals have hit just 130 homers this season, which ranks 27th in the league.
    • The Nationals rank 11th in MLB with a .250 team batting average.
    • The Nationals have an on-base percentage of .313 this season, which ranks 17th in the league.
    • The Nationals have shown patience at the plate this season with the third-best rate of strikeouts per game (7.5) among MLB offenses.
    • In 74 games at home this season, they’ve hit 72 homers, an average of 1.0 per contest.
    • In 74 home games this season, they’re slugging .383 with 193 hits going for extra bases.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .241 with 7.9 base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Lane Thomas has collected 115 hits, a team-best for the Nationals.
    • Including all the qualified players in the big leagues, Thomas’ batting average puts him 85th, his on-base percentage is 113th, and he is 69th in slugging.
    • Cesar Hernandez is slugging .320 to lead his team.
    • Hernandez’s batting average is 84th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 97th, and he is 132nd in slugging.
    • Nelson Cruz is batting .234 with 16 doubles, 10 home runs and 49 walks.
    • Luke Voit has a .318 on-base percentage to pace his team.

    Braves vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Elder Abbott
    7 GS 7
    1-3 W-L 0-3
    3.38 ERA 4.85
    40.0 IP 39.0
    21 BB 18
    36 SO 32

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