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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
How Do I Watch the Braves vs. the Nationals?
- TV Channel: BSSE
Braves Stats & Trends
- 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
- 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|
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)