Braves Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 14, 2022

Written By Staff on July 14, 2022

The Atlanta Braves (52-37) will look for continued power from a slugger on a roll when they square off against the Washington Nationals (30-60) on Thursday at 7:05 PM ET at Nationals Park. Matt Olson is on a two-game home run streak. Atlanta’s (-238 to win) Kyle Wright gets the start against Washington’s (+197) Anibal Sanchez.

The betting facts in the article below are based off odds valid as of July 14, 2022 at 5:29 PM ET.

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Braves vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Wright (ATL) Pitcher Sánchez (WSH)
10 – 4 W/L 0 – 0
103.0 IP 0
2.97 ERA 0.00
1.155 WHIP 0.000
9 K/9 0
2.9 BB/9 0

Braves Probable Starter Kyle Wright

  • Wright gets the start for the Braves, his 18th of the season. He is 10-4 with a 2.97 ERA and 103 strikeouts in 103 innings pitched.
  • The righty’s most recent appearance was on Saturday against the Washington Nationals, when he threw 7 2/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 2.97, with 9 strikeouts per nine innings, in 17 games this season. Opponents are batting .226 against him.
  • Wright is looking to record his 12th quality start of the season.
  • He meets a Nationals offense that ranks 27th in the league with 346 runs while batting .249 as a unit. It has a collective .375 slugging percentage (26th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 70 home runs (27th in MLB).
  • The 26-year-old’s 2.97 ERA ranks 19th, 1.155 WHIP ranks 31st, and 9 K/9 ranks 23rd among qualifying pitchers this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 14, 2022 at 5:29 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Wright

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Juan Soto 7 .286 2 1 1 .500 1.357
Luis García 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666
Victor Robles 6 .500 3 0 2 .500 1.167
César Hernández 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Lane Thomas 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Keibert Ruiz 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.667
Yadiel Hernandez 3 .667 2 1 1 .667 2.334
Josh Bell 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Nelson Cruz 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Maikel Franco 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Nationals Probable Starter Aníbal Sánchez

  • Sanchez will make his first start of the season for the Nationals.
  • The right-hander is making his first start of the year. The 38-year-old did not make an appearance on the mound last season.
  • The Braves rank third in MLB with 423 runs scored this season. They have a .249 batting average this campaign with 139 home runs (second in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 14, 2022 at 5:29 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs Sánchez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Robinson Canó 26 .308 8 1 4 .379 .879
Eddie Rosario 18 .222 4 1 3 .300 .744
Ronald Acuña Jr. 16 .312 5 0 1 .312 .687
Dansby Swanson 15 .200 3 0 0 .200 .467
Marcell Ozuna 14 .071 1 0 0 .188 .259
Austin Riley 9 .222 2 0 1 .222 .444
Adam Duvall 9 .111 1 1 1 .111 .555
Guillermo Heredia 7 .143 1 1 2 .143 .714
Travis d’Arnaud 6 .167 1 0 1 .167 .334
Matt Olson 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves have won 45 of the 68 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (66.2%).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -238 or shorter, Atlanta has a record of 8-2 (80%).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Braves have an implied win probability of 70.4%.
  • Atlanta has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 90 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 43 of those games (43-45-2).
  • The Braves have collected a 44-46-0 record against the spread this season (covering 48.9% of the time).
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals have entered the game as underdogs 75 times this season and won 23, or 30.7%, of those games.
  • This season, Washington has won three of its six games when they’re the underdog by at least +197 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Nationals, based on the moneyline, is 33.7%.
  • Washington and its opponents have hit the over in 43 of their 90 games with a total this season.
  • The Nationals have an ATS record of 38-52-0 in 90 games with a spread this season.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Austin Riley has totaled 98 hits, a team-best for the Braves. He’s hitting .284 with 21 doubles, a triple, 25 home runs and 28 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB action, Riley’s batting average ranks 35th, his on-base percentage ranks 44th, and he is seventh in the league in slugging.
  • Riley takes a nine-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 games he is hitting .415 with three doubles, five home runs, two walks and 10 RBI.
  • Dansby Swanson’s .351 on-base percentage and .477 slugging percentage are both team-highs, and he has 19 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 28 walks while batting .294.
  • Among the qualifying hitters, Swanson ranks 24th in batting average, 41st in on-base percentage, and 33rd in slugging.
  • Olson is batting .251 with 33 doubles, 15 home runs and 47 walks.
  • Marcell Ozuna has 12 doubles, 17 home runs and 25 walks while batting .226.

Braves Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Olson 347 .251 40 15 53 .340 .816
Austin Riley 345 .284 52 25 58 .348 .916
Dansby Swanson 344 .294 55 14 50 .351 .828
Marcell Ozuna 328 .226 41 17 37 .282 .700
Adam Duvall 273 .201 37 11 33 .267 .652
Travis d’Arnaud 233 .262 35 11 37 .312 .780
Ronald Acuña Jr. 218 .275 36 8 22 .373 .804
Michael Harris 159 .283 28 7 24 .317 .808
William Contreras 147 .265 21 11 22 .349 .900
Orlando Arcia 125 .248 11 3 17 .324 .684

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Juan Soto leads Washington in OBP (.402) and total hits (73) this season.
  • Soto ranks 90th in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage and 25th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the majors.
  • Josh Bell leads Washington in slugging percentage (.483) thanks to 33 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Bell is 17th in batting average, 12th in on-base percentage and 27th in slugging percentage.
  • Nelson Cruz has 73 hits this season and has a slash line of .240/.324/.362.
  • Cesar Hernandez is batting .240 with a .302 OBP and 19 RBI for Washington this season.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 354 .240 42 0 19 .302 .604
Josh Bell 325 .302 44 12 47 .382 .865
Maikel Franco 308 .234 25 7 35 .265 .616
Nelson Cruz 304 .240 39 8 47 .324 .686
Juan Soto 298 .245 54 19 41 .402 .892
Lane Thomas 252 .230 31 9 33 .286 .679
Keibert Ruiz 252 .258 22 3 19 .316 .677
Yadiel Hernandez 227 .269 21 6 33 .311 .725
Victor Robles 192 .234 24 1 20 .305 .602
Luis Garcia 149 .302 13 2 15 .312 .742

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