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    Ronald Acuna Jr. will look for his 40th home run of the season when his Atlanta Braves (97-55) visit the Washington Nationals (68-85) at Nationals Park on Thursday, starting at 7:05 PM ET. Acuna’s Braves are favored (-262) in the outing against the Nationals (+213). Atlanta’s Max Fried gets the start against Washington’s Jake Irvin.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
    • Location: Washington D.C.
    • Stadium: Nationals Park
    Braves vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -262 9

    How Do I Watch the Braves vs. the Nationals?

    • TV Channel: MASN

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Atlanta Braves have hit a league-leading 291 home runs, averaging 1.9 per game.
    • Atlanta leads the majors with a .275 batting average.
    • The Braves have a league-best .343 on-base percentage.
    • Atlanta’s hitters strike out 7.9 times per game, the fifth-lowest average in the majors.
    • The Braves average 1.9 homers per road game this season (148 total on the road).
    • Atlanta is averaging 3.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .491 on the road.
    • Away from home this season the team averages 9.5 hits per game and is batting .270.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Acuna has an OPS of 1.009, fueled by an OBP of .416 to go with a slugging percentage of .592. He has a .337 batting average, as well.
    • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, he ranks third in batting average, second in on-base percentage, and fifth in slugging.
    • Acuna hopes to build on a six-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last 10 outings he is batting .381 with a double, four home runs, six walks and 10 RBI.
    • Matt Olson leads Atlanta in total hits (160) this season while batting .279 with 81 extra-base hits. He’s slugging .606 with an on-base percentage of .386.
    • Among qualifying hitters, his batting average places him 24th, his on-base percentage 10th, and his slugging percentage third.
    • Olson takes a three-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. During his last five outings he is batting .278 with a home run, four walks and three RBI.
    • Ozzie Albies has collected 149 base hits, an OBP of .325 and a slugging percentage of .500 this season.
    • Albies takes a seven-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last 10 games he is hitting .318 with five doubles, two home runs, three walks and seven RBI.
    • Austin Riley has been key for Atlanta with 167 hits, an OBP of .341 plus a slugging percentage of .512.
    • Riley enters this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .250 with a home run, three walks and two RBI.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals have hit just 143 homers this season, which ranks 29th in the league.
    • Washington ranks 12th in MLB with a .253 team batting average.
    • The Nationals have an OBP of .313 this season, which ranks 22nd in MLB.
    • Washington has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the second-best strikeout rate (7.1 per game) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 0.9 home runs per game in their 77 home contests this season.
    • Washington has a team slugging percentage of .404 in home games this season with 213 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.8 base hits per game and batting .264 as a team at home this season.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Lane Thomas has collected 159 hits, a team-high for the Nationals. He’s batting .271 and slugging .473 with an on-base percentage of .321.
    • Including all qualifying hitters in the majors, he ranks 46th in batting average, 92nd in on-base percentage and 39th in slugging percentage.
    • C.J. Abrams has 25 doubles, six triples, 18 home runs and 31 walks while batting .247. He’s slugging .421 with an on-base percentage of .305.
    • Including all qualified players, his batting average puts him 102nd, his on-base percentage is 119th, and he is 90th in slugging.
    • Joey Meneses has put up a team-best OBP (.328) and slugging percentage (.413).
    • Keibert Ruiz is batting .253 with 21 doubles, 17 home runs and 30 walks.

    Braves vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Max Fried (ATL) Pitcher Jake Irvin (WSH)
    7 – 1 W/L 3 – 6
    71.2 IP 118.1
    2.64 ERA 4.41
    1.172 WHIP 1.369
    9.2 K/9 7.5
    2.1 BB/9 3.9

    Braves vs. Nationals Injury Updates

    • Braves: Collin McHugh: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Yonny Chirinos: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Nick Anderson: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Mike Soroka: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Dylan Lee: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Daysbel Hernández: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Ehire Adrianza: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Sam Hilliard: 60 Day IL (Heel), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Nationals: Riley Adams: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Travis Blankenhorn: 10 Day IL (Foot), MacKenzie Gore: 15 Day IL (Finger), Carl Edwards Jr.: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Victor Robles: 60 Day IL (Back), Stone Garrett: 60 Day IL (Leg), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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