On Friday, the Washington Nationals (27-35) are hosting the Atlanta Braves (35-25), at 6:45 PM ET. The Nationals have lost four straight.

The Braves are a favorite (-200) against the Nationals (+166). The Atlanta Braves will give the start to Chris Sale (8-1, 3.06 ERA), who is looking for win No. 9 on the season, and the Nationals will counter with Jake Irvin (3-5, 3.39 ERA).

Aaron Bummer (1.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K) registered the win in the Braves’ 5-2 victory over the Nationals yesterday. Marcell Ozuna led the way offensively, going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. Hunter Harvey (1.0 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 0 K) took the loss for the Nationals.

Prepare for the Braves vs. Nationals with what you need to know about Friday’s baseball action, including viewing options.

Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals odds and betting lines

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds updated Friday at 3:16 PM ET. For a full list of Sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Braves (-200, bet $200 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Nationals (+166, bet $100 to win $166)
  • Over/under: 7.5

Braves vs. Nationals: Live streaming info & game time

  • Game Day: Friday, June 7, 2024
  • Game Time: 6:45 PM ET
  • Stadium: Nationals Park
  • TV Channel: Bally Sports
  • Live Stream: Fubo (Watch for free)

Braves stats and trends

Braves betting records

  • The Braves have been favorites in 55 games this season and won 34 (61.8%) of those contests.
  • This season Atlanta has won 17 of its 22 games, or 77.3%, when favored by at least -200 on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 66.7% chance of a victory for the Braves.
  • So far this season, Atlanta and its opponents have hit the over in 21 of 60 games with a total.
  • The Braves are 29-30-0 ATS in their 59 games with a spread this season.

Chris Sale (Braves probable starter)

  • Sale (8-1) takes the mound for the Braves in his 12th start of the season. He’s put together a 3.06 ERA in 67 2/3 innings pitched, with 82 strikeouts.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics, when he threw four innings, surrendering eight earned runs while giving up nine hits.
  • The 35-year-old has an ERA of 3.06, with 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings, in 11 games this season. Opposing hitters have a .213 batting average against him.
  • Sale enters this game with six quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Sale has pitched five or more innings in a game 10 times this season heading into this matchup.
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in three of his 11 outings this season.
  • The opposing Nationals offense has a collective .230 batting average, and is 26th in the league with 470 total hits and 24th in MLB action with 243 runs scored. It has the 28th-ranked slugging percentage (.352) and ranks 27th in home runs (50) in all of MLB.
  • The 35-year-old ranks 21st in ERA (3.06), seventh in WHIP (.946), and eighth in K/9 (10.9) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.

Braves batting stats

  • The Braves have hit 63 homers this season, which ranks 16th in the league.
  • Fueled by 190 extra-base hits, Atlanta ranks ninth in MLB with a .405 slugging percentage this season.
  • The Braves have a team batting average of .246 this season, which ranks 11th among MLB teams.
  • Atlanta has scored 270 runs (4.5 per game) this season, which ranks 18th in MLB.
  • The Braves have an on-base percentage of .312 this season, which ranks 13th in the league.
  • Atlanta ranks 15th in strikeouts per game (8.6) among MLB offenses.

Nationals stats and trends

Nationals betting records

  • The Nationals have been underdogs in 56 games this season and have come away with the win 24 times (42.9%) in those contests.
  • Washington has a win-loss record of 8-8 when favored by +166 or worse by sportsbooks this year.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Nationals have a 37.6% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Contests with Washington has gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 28 of 62 chances this season.
  • The Nationals are 35-26-0 against the spread in their 61 games that had a posted line this season.

Jake Irvin (Nationals probable starter)

  • Irvin gets the start for the Nationals, his 13th of the season. He is 3-5 with a 3.39 ERA and 60 strikeouts over 69 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s last time out came on Sunday against the Cleveland Guardians, when he threw six innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 3.39, with 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings in 12 games this season. Opponents are batting .227 against him.
  • Irvin is trying to continue a third-game quality start streak in this outing.
  • Irvin will look to build upon an eight-game streak of pitching five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.8 innings per outing).
  • In three of his 12 total appearances this season he has not given up an earned run.
  • The opposing Braves offense has a collective .246 batting average, and is 15th in the league with 500 total hits and 18th in MLB action with 270 runs scored. They have the ninth-ranked slugging percentage (.405) and are 16th in all of MLB with 63 home runs.
  • In six innings over one appearance against the Braves this season, Irvin has a 0.00 ERA and a 0.667 WHIP while his opponents are batting .111.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 27-year-old ranks 35th in ERA (3.39), 19th in WHIP (1.029), and 53rd in K/9 (7.8).

Nationals batting stats

  • The Nationals have hit the fourth-fewest home runs in MLB play this season (50).
  • So far this year, Washington has the third-lowest slugging percentage in the majors (.352).
  • The Nationals have the 24th-ranked batting average in the majors (.230).
  • Washington scores the 24th-most runs in baseball (243 total, 3.9 per game).
  • The Nationals rank 22nd in the majors with an on-base percentage of .302.
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