Table of Contents

    Spencer Strider will attempt to collect his 20th victory of the campaign when the Atlanta Braves (103-57) host the Washington Nationals (70-90) at Truist Park on Saturday at 7:20 PM ET. The Braves are favored in the matchup (-365) against the Nationals (+287). Atlanta’s Strider starts against Washington’s Joan Adon.

    It’s time to get your parents, spouse, co-workers, third cousin and mailman together again. MLB pools are back! Hit your own home run with RunYourPool today.
    Start here >

    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:20 PM ET
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • Stadium: Truist Park
    Braves vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -365 9

    How Do I Watch the Braves vs. the Nationals?

    • TV Channel: BSSE

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Atlanta Braves lead the league with 304 total home runs, averaging 1.9 per game.
    • Atlanta has an MLB-leading .276 batting average.
    • The Braves have a league-high .344 on-base percentage.
    • Atlanta strikes out 8.0 times per game, the sixth-fewest average in baseball.
    • The Braves average 1.9 homers per home game this season (148 total at home).
    • Atlanta is averaging 3.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .509 at home.
    • At home this season the team averages 9.4 hits per game and is batting .280.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Ronald Acuna Jr. has an OPS of 1.009, fueled by an OBP of .414 to go with a slugging percentage of .595. He has a .336 batting average, as well.
    • Among qualifying batters, he is third in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is fourth in slugging.
    • Acuna has picked up at least one hit in 13 games in a row. During his last 10 games he is batting .333 with two doubles, a triple, four home runs and eight RBI.
    • Matt Olson leads Atlanta with 170 hits. He is batting .282 this season and has 84 extra-base hits. He’s also slugging .605 with an on-base percentage of .389.
    • Among all qualified hitters, he ranks 18th in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage and third in slugging percentage.
    • Olson heads into this game looking to extend his six-game hit streak. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .333 with a double, two home runs, seven walks and eight RBI.
    • Ozzie Albies is batting .279 with a .515 slugging percentage and 108 RBI this year.
    • Austin Riley is batting .281 with a .346 OBP and 98 RBI for Atlanta this season.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals have hit just 151 homers this season, which ranks 29th in the league.
    • Washington has a team batting average of .253 this season, which ranks 12th among MLB teams.
    • 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 79 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 80 homers, an average of 1.0 per contest.
    • Washington has a team slugging percentage of .384 in away games this season with 221 extra-base hits.
    • In 79 road games this season, they have a batting average of .241 while averaging 8.3 base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Lane Thomas has accumulated 164 hits, a team-best for the Nationals. He’s batting .266 and slugging .468 with an on-base percentage of .314.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, he ranks 53rd in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 102nd and he is 45th in slugging.
    • C.J. Abrams is batting .243 with 27 doubles, six triples, 18 home runs and 32 walks. He’s slugging .411 with an on-base percentage of .298.
    • His batting average ranks 109th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 124th, and he is 97th in slugging.
    • Joey Meneses has put up a .323 on-base percentage and a .403 slugging percentage, both team-best numbers for the Nationals.
    • Keibert Ruiz is batting .257 with 22 doubles, 18 home runs and 31 walks.

    Braves vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Spencer Strider (ATL) Pitcher Joan Adon (WSH)
    19 – 5 W/L 2 – 4
    181.2 IP 47.2
    3.86 ERA 6.42
    1.073 WHIP 1.573
    13.6 K/9 8.1
    2.7 BB/9 4.2

    Braves vs. Nationals Injury Updates

    • Braves: Charlie Morton: 15 Day IL (Finger), 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), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Sam Hilliard: 60 Day IL (Heel), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Nationals: Travis Blankenhorn: 10 Day IL (Foot), MacKenzie Gore: 15 Day IL (Finger), Jake Irvin: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Carl Edwards Jr.: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Riley Adams: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Victor Robles: 60 Day IL (Back), Stone Garrett: 60 Day IL (Leg), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), 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)


    Derrick Henry player prop picks for Titans vs. Bengals | Week 4


    Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Betting Preview | September 30

    About Author

    Matt K

    Matt is the Social Media Manager at RYP and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He has experience managing social media accounts with agencies, small brands, and large companies. He’s a diehard New England sports fanatic, and if he’s not watching the Celtics, he can be found roaming around Boston discovering all that the city has to offer.

    Run a Home Run Pool for the 2023 Baseball Season

    MLB Pick'em


    MLB Baseball Pools

    MLB Pick'em


    English Premier League (EPL) Pick 'em Football (Soccer) Pool

    Soccer Pick'em


    English Premier League (EPL) Survivor Football (Soccer) Pool

    Soccer Pick'em


    NHL Playoff Pools for 2023

    NHL Pick'em


    Weekly 'Pick X' NASCAR Pool

    NASCAR Pick'em


    Check Also