Braves Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 15, 2022

Written By Staff on July 15, 2022

Austin Riley takes a 10-game hitting streak into the Atlanta Braves’ (53-37) matchup against the Washington Nationals (30-61) at 7:05 PM ET on Friday at Nationals Park. Atlanta (-176 to win) has Ian Anderson starting, while Washington (+142) counters Patrick Corbin.

The betting trends in this article are based off odds valid as of July 15, 2022 at 5:38 PM ET.

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Braves vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Anderson (ATL) Pitcher Corbin (WSH)
7 – 5 W/L 4 – 11
86.2 IP 94.2
4.98 ERA 5.70
1.512 WHIP 1.669
7.7 K/9 7.9
4.4 BB/9 3.1

Braves Probable Starter Ian Anderson

  • Anderson (7-5) gets the starting nod for the Braves in his 18th start of the season. He has a 4.98 ERA in 86 2/3 innings pitched, with 74 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent time out on Sunday, the right-hander threw 5 2/3 innings against the Washington Nationals, allowing two earned runs while surrendering two hits.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 4.98, with 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in 17 games this season. Opponents have a .263 batting average against him.
  • Anderson is trying to record his fifth quality start of the season in this matchup.
  • The opposing Nationals offense has the 26th-ranked slugging percentage (.376) and is 27th in MLB play with 72 home runs. It has a collective .249 batting average, and is ninth in MLB with 761 total hits and 27th in MLB action scoring 350 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 15, 2022 at 5:38 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Anderson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Luis García 8 .125 1 0 0 .125 .375
Yadiel Hernandez 6 .167 1 0 1 .167 .334
Juan Soto 5 .200 1 0 0 .556 .756
Keibert Ruiz 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Maikel Franco 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Josh Bell 3 .000 0 0 0 .400 .400
Nelson Cruz 3 .333 1 0 0 .600 .933
César Hernández 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Lane Thomas 2 .500 1 0 1 .667 1.167
Victor Robles 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Nationals Probable Starter Patrick Corbin

  • Corbin (4-11) will take to the mound for the Nationals and make his 19th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Atlanta Braves.
  • The 32-year-old has an ERA of 5.70 and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .309 in 18 games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start six times in 18 starts this season.
  • The Braves rank 10th in MLB with a .248 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks first in the league (.444) and 142 home runs.
  • Among qualified Major League pitchers this season, the 32-year-old’s 5.70 ERA ranks 62nd, 1.669 WHIP ranks 62nd, and 7.9 K/9 ranks 38th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 15, 2022 at 5:38 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs Corbin

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcell Ozuna 36 .222 8 2 7 .282 .699
Dansby Swanson 35 .229 8 1 5 .289 .660
Adam Duvall 33 .333 11 2 10 .361 .997
Ronald Acuña Jr. 27 .333 9 0 2 .419 .900
Austin Riley 24 .292 7 1 5 .370 .912
Robinson Canó 17 .235 4 1 1 .278 .690
Travis d’Arnaud 16 .375 6 0 0 .375 .750
Orlando Arcia 14 .429 6 1 5 .500 1.214
Guillermo Heredia 9 .333 3 0 1 .333 .777
Matt Olson 6 .333 2 0 0 .556 1.056

Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves have won 66.7% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (46-23).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -176 or shorter, Atlanta has a 24-10 record (winning 70.6% of its games).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Braves have an implied win probability of 63.8%.
  • Atlanta has combined with opponents to go over the total 43 times this season for a 43-46-2 record against the over/under.
  • The Braves have a 44-47-0 record against the spread this season (covering 48.4% of the time).
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Nationals have been the underdog 76 times and won 23, or 30.3%, of those games.
  • Washington is 13-27 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +142 or more on the moneyline.
  • The Nationals have a 41.3% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Washington and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 43 of their 91 opportunities.
  • The Nationals are 39-52-0 against the spread this season.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Riley has racked up 99 hits, a team-high for the Braves, on the way to hitting .284 with 21 doubles, a triple, 25 home runs and 28 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Riley ranks 36th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 48th and he is seventh in slugging.
  • Riley has safely hit in 10 straight games. In his last 10 games he is batting .439 with three doubles, five home runs, two walks and 10 RBI.
  • Dansby Swanson leads his team with a .350 on-base percentage, and has a club-leading .483 slugging percentage. He has 19 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs and 28 walks while batting .293.
  • Swanson currently ranks 28th in batting average, 45th in on base percentage, and 28th in slugging among qualifying hitters.
  • Matt Olson has 33 doubles, 16 home runs and 47 walks while batting .251.
  • Marcell Ozuna is batting .227 with 12 doubles, 17 home runs and 26 walks.

Braves Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Olson 351 .251 41 16 54 .339 .820
Austin Riley 349 .284 52 25 58 .347 .911
Dansby Swanson 348 .293 56 15 52 .350 .833
Marcell Ozuna 330 .227 41 17 37 .285 .703
Adam Duvall 273 .201 37 11 33 .267 .652
Travis d’Arnaud 237 .262 36 11 37 .311 .775
Ronald Acuña Jr. 221 .271 37 8 22 .371 .796
Michael Harris 162 .284 29 8 26 .318 .824
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 (.403) and total hits (75) this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Soto is 88th in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage, and 23rd in slugging percentage.
  • Josh Bell leads Washington in slugging percentage (.491) thanks to 34 extra-base hits.
  • Bell’s batting average ranks 17th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage puts him 12th, and he is 25th in slugging.
  • Nelson Cruz has 74 hits this season and has a slash line of .240/.323/.360.
  • Cesar Hernandez has no home runs, but 19 RBI and a batting average of .240 this season.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 358 .240 42 0 19 .302 .604
Josh Bell 330 .303 45 13 48 .383 .874
Maikel Franco 312 .234 26 8 37 .264 .623
Nelson Cruz 308 .240 39 8 48 .323 .683
Juan Soto 302 .248 55 19 41 .403 .896
Lane Thomas 256 .227 31 9 33 .282 .669
Keibert Ruiz 255 .259 22 3 19 .319 .680
Yadiel Hernandez 231 .268 22 6 33 .310 .721
Victor Robles 192 .234 24 1 20 .305 .602
Luis Garcia 154 .305 13 2 15 .314 .743

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