Thursday's game between the Atlanta Braves (97-55) and Washington Nationals (68-85) squaring off at Nationals Park has a projected final score of 6-5 (according to our computer prediction) in favor of the Braves, so it should be a tight matchup. The game will start at 7:05 PM ET on September 21.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Braves will send Max Fried (7-1) to the mound, while Jake Irvin (3-6) will get the nod for the Nationals.

Nationals vs. Braves Game Info & Odds

  • When: Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 7:05 PM ET
  • Where: Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
  • How to Watch on TV: MASN
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Nationals vs. Braves Score Prediction

Our prediction for this contest is Braves 6, Nationals 5.

Total Prediction for Nationals vs. Braves

  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs

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Nationals Performance Insights

  • The Nationals have played as the underdog in eight of their past 10 games and have gone 2-6 in those contests.
  • When it comes to the over/under, Washington and its foes are 3-7-0 in its last 10 contests.
  • The Nationals have covered the runline in all of their previous 10 contests (one of those matchups had a runline.
  • The Nationals have come away with 57 wins in the 136 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Washington has a win-loss record of 3-3 when favored by +220 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Nationals have a 31.2% chance of pulling out a win.
  • The offense for Washington is the No. 21 offense in MLB, scoring 4.3 runs per game (659 total runs).
  • Nationals pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.95 ERA this year, which ranks 26th in MLB.

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Nationals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 16 @ Brewers L 9-5 Trevor Williams vs Corbin Burnes
September 17 @ Brewers W 2-1 Patrick Corbin vs Brandon Woodruff
September 18 White Sox L 6-1 Joan Adon vs Mike Clevinger
September 19 White Sox W 4-3 Jackson Rutledge vs José Ureña
September 20 White Sox W 13-3 Josiah Gray vs Michael Kopech
September 21 Braves - Jake Irvin vs Max Fried
September 22 Braves - Patrick Corbin vs Charlie Morton
September 23 Braves - Joan Adon vs Kyle Wright
September 24 Braves - Joan Adon vs Spencer Strider
September 26 @ Orioles - Jackson Rutledge vs Kyle Bradish
September 27 @ Orioles - Josiah Gray vs Grayson Rodriguez