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    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.

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    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)

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