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    Ronald Acuna Jr. will try to hit his 40th home run this season when his Atlanta Braves (98-55) visit the Washington Nationals (68-86) at Nationals Park on Friday, starting at 7:05 PM ET. Acuna’s Braves are favored (-256) in the outing against the Nationals (+209). Charlie Morton gets the starting nod for Atlanta, and Patrick Corbin is Washington’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Friday, September 22, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
    • Location: Washington D.C.
    • Stadium: Nationals Park
    Braves vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -256 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 293 home runs, averaging 1.9 per game.
    • Atlanta has an MLB-high .276 batting average.
    • The Braves are the top team in baseball this season with a .344 on-base percentage.
    • Atlanta strikes out 7.9 times per game to rank sixth in the majors.
    • The Braves average 1.9 home runs per road game this season (150 total on the road).
    • Atlanta is slugging .494 with 3.9 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club averages 9.7 hits per game and is batting .272 away from home this season.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Acuna has an OPS of 1.006, fueled by an OBP of .414 to go with a slugging percentage of .592. He has a .335 batting average, as well.
    • Among all qualified batters in MLB, his batting average ranks third, his on-base percentage ranks first, and he is fourth in slugging.
    • Acuna will look for his eighth straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last 10 games he is batting .333 with a double, a triple, four home runs, four walks and nine RBI.
    • Matt Olson leads Atlanta with 162 hits. He is batting .279 this season and has 82 extra-base hits. He’s also slugging .609 with an on-base percentage of .386.
    • Among qualified batters, he is 23rd in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage and third in slugging percentage.
    • Olson has picked up at least one hit in four games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .238 with a home run, three walks and three RBI.
    • Ozzie Albies has 153 hits this season and has a slash line of .274/.328/.509.
    • Albies enters this game with eight games in a row with at least one hit. During his last 10 games he is hitting .370 with six doubles, three home runs, three walks and 11 RBI.
    • Austin Riley is batting .281 with a .344 OBP and 94 RBI for Atlanta this season.
    • Riley takes a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .300 with a double, three walks and two RBI.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals rank 29th in Major League Baseball with just 144 home runs as a team.
    • Washington ranks 12th in MLB with a .253 team batting average.
    • The Nationals have the 22nd-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.313).
    • 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.
    • In 78 games at home this season, they’ve hit 69 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • In 78 home games this season, it is slugging .403 with 214 hits going for extra bases.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .263 with 8.8 base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Lane Thomas has 160 hits, a team-high for the Nationals. He’s batting .271 and slugging .470 with an on-base percentage of .320.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, his batting average ranks 47th, his on-base percentage is 92nd, and he is 42nd in slugging.
    • C.J. Abrams is hitting .245 with 25 doubles, six triples, 18 home runs and 31 walks. He’s slugging .417 with an on-base percentage of .302.
    • He ranks 104th in batting average, 121st in on-base percentage and 91st in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • Joey Meneses has a .326 on-base percentage and a .410 slugging percentage, both team-high numbers for the Nationals.
    • Keibert Ruiz has 21 doubles, 17 home runs and 30 walks while hitting .251.

    Braves vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Charlie Morton (ATL) Pitcher Patrick Corbin (WSH)
    14 – 12 W/L 10 – 13
    162.1 IP 171
    3.66 ERA 5.05
    1.423 WHIP 1.468
    10.1 K/9 6.4
    4.5 BB/9 2.7

    Braves vs. Nationals Injury Updates

    • Braves: Max Fried: 15 Day IL (Finger blister), 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), Sam Hilliard: 60 Day IL (Heel), Ehire Adrianza: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Nationals: Travis Blankenhorn: 10 Day IL (Foot), Riley Adams: 10 Day IL (Wrist), MacKenzie Gore: 15 Day IL (Finger), Carl Edwards Jr.: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Stone Garrett: 60 Day IL (Leg), Victor Robles: 60 Day IL (Back), 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)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Braves and Nationals (Last 10 Games)

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