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    Austin Riley sits at 99 RBI this season, and will look for his 100th when the Atlanta Braves (104-57) take on the Washington Nationals (70-91) on Sunday at 3:10 PM ET. The Braves are favored (-220) over the Nationals (+181). Atlanta’s Dylan Dodd and Washington’s Jackson Rutledge pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 1, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:10 PM ET
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • Stadium: Truist Park
    Braves vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -220 10.5

    How Do I Watch the Braves vs. the Nationals?

    • TV Channel: BSSE

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Atlanta Braves have hit a league-leading 305 home runs, averaging 1.9 per game.
    • Atlanta leads the majors with a .276 batting average.
    • The Braves are the top team in MLB play this season with a .344 on-base percentage.
    • Atlanta strikes out eight times per game to rank sixth in MLB.
    • The Braves average 1.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (149 total in home contests).
    • Atlanta has a .510 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.8 extra-base hits per game 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 1.013, fueled by an OBP of .417 to go with a slugging percentage of .597. He has a .338 batting average, as well.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, he ranks second in batting average, first in on-base percentage, and fourth in slugging.
    • Acuna has picked up at least one hit in 14 straight games. In his last 10 games he is hitting .366 with two doubles, a triple, four home runs, two walks and eight RBI.
    • Matt Olson leads Atlanta in total hits (171) this season while batting .282 with 84 extra-base hits. He’s slugging .603 with an on-base percentage of .388.
    • He ranks 19th in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage and third in slugging among qualifying hitters.
    • Olson takes a seven-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. During his last 10 outings he is batting .324 with a double, two home runs, five walks and seven RBI.
    • Ozzie Albies is batting .278 with a .513 slugging percentage and 109 RBI this year.
    • Albies brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .409 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, two walks and five RBI.
    • Riley has 37 home runs, 99 RBI and a batting average of .282 this season.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals rank 29th in Major League Baseball with just 151 home runs as a team.
    • Washington’s .253 batting average ranks 12th in the majors this season.
    • The Nationals have the 22nd-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.313).
    • Washington ranks second in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.1 Ks per contest.
    • They’ve hit 80 homers, an average of 1 per game, in 80 road contests this season.
    • In 80 road games this season, it is slugging .384 with 224 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 8.3 base hits per game and batting .241 on the road this season.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Lane Thomas has racked up 164 hits, a team-best for the Nationals. He’s batting .264 and slugging .465 with an on-base percentage of .312.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the big leagues, his batting average is 57th, his on-base percentage is 108th, and he is 47th in slugging.
    • C.J. Abrams has 28 doubles, six triples, 18 home runs and 32 walks while hitting .244. He’s slugging .413 with an on-base percentage of .299.
    • He ranks 108th in batting average, 126th in on-base percentage and 95th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • Joey Meneses has racked up a slugging percentage of .401, a team-high for the Nationals.
    • Keibert Ruiz has 23 doubles, 18 home runs and 31 walks while hitting .259.

    Braves vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Dylan Dodd (ATL) Pitcher Jackson Rutledge (WSH)
    0 – 0 W/L 1 – 1
    0 IP 15
    0.00 ERA 6.00
    0.000 WHIP 1.533
    0 K/9 4.8
    0 BB/9 2.4

    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), Daysbel Hernández: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Dylan Lee: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), 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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