2015 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
June 23, 2015
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Atlanta at Washington
Tuesday 06/23 07:05 PM Eastern
1 unit on Washington -145 (moneyline) (risk 1 to return 1.69) RESULT: win
1 unit on Game Total UNDER 7.5 -107 (risk 1 to return 1.93) RESULT: win
The Washington Nationals play in a huge park, which is great for pitchers. Today we have a pair of strong arms going for this one. Atlanta has a below average offense at #14 in runs scored, #27 in slugging, but they do have a fine starter in Alex Wood (3.40 ERA), with 2.58 ERA on the road. But the Braves are 6-13 in Wood's last 19 road starts, plus 8-19 on the road against a team with a winning home record. Atlanta is also 12-4-1 UNDER the total when Woods faces a team with a winning mark. Washington is sixth in baseball in runs scored, #9 in slugging and #11 in OBP. Washington is 6-1 against the NL East and has Stephen Strasburg going. The former phenom has been at Double-A while getting healthy and is ready to go. The Nationals are 23-11 as a favorite and 35-17 following an off day. Washington is also 4-0 UNDER the total following an off day, plus 7-1-1 UNDER in game one of a series. With the Braves 1-7 in the last eight meetings in Washington, grab the home team in a defensive duel. Take Washington and the game total UNDER.