Braves Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 8, 2022

Written By Staff on July 8, 2022

The Atlanta Braves (48-35) and the Washington Nationals (30-55) meet in NL East action on Friday at 7:20 PM ET. Atlanta (-260 to win) has Charlie Morton starting, while Washington (+217) counters Erick Fedde.

The betting trends in what follows use the latest odds as of July 8, 2022 at 5:28 PM ET.

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Braves vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Morton (ATL) Pitcher Fedde (WSH)
4 – 3 W/L 5 – 5
87.0 IP 79.2
4.34 ERA 4.29
1.241 WHIP 1.406
10.4 K/9 7.3
3.2 BB/9 4.2

Braves Probable Starter Charlie Morton

  • The Braves are sending Morton (4-3) to the mound for his 17th start of the season. He is 4-3 with a 4.34 ERA and 101 strikeouts through 87 innings pitched.
  • His last appearance was on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds, when the righty tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up only one hit.
  • The 38-year-old has a 4.34 ERA and 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings in 16 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .234 to opposing hitters.
  • Morton has four quality starts under his belt this year.
  • The opposing Nationals offense has the 25th-ranked slugging percentage (.375) and is 27th in MLB play with 64 home runs. It has a collective .250 batting average, and is eighth in MLB with 712 total hits and 26th in MLB action scoring 333 runs.
  • The 38-year-old’s 4.34 ERA ranks 50th, 1.241 WHIP ranks 42nd, and 10.4 K/9 ranks sixth among qualifying pitchers this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 8, 2022 at 5:28 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Morton

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nelson Cruz 29 .345 10 1 3 .367 .884
Alcides Escobar 16 .375 6 0 2 .375 .813
Josh Bell 8 .250 2 1 3 .222 .972
Yadiel Hernandez 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Victor Robles 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 1.200
Luis García 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Ehire Adrianza 4 .500 2 0 2 .500 1.000
César Hernández 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Juan Soto 3 1.000 3 0 1 1.000 2.000
Maikel Franco 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Nationals Probable Starter Erick Fedde

  • The Nationals will hand the ball to Fedde (5-5) for his 17th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings while giving up two earned runs on three hits in a matchup with the Miami Marlins.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 4.29, a 1.757 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.406 in 16 games this season.
  • He has started 16 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in four of them.
  • 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 (.442) and 127 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 8, 2022 at 5:28 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs Fedde

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Austin Riley 18 .389 7 0 4 .389 .889
Dansby Swanson 17 .235 4 0 2 .316 .551
Ronald Acuña Jr. 14 .214 3 1 2 .389 .889
Marcell Ozuna 12 .667 8 3 9 .765 2.348
Travis d’Arnaud 10 .300 3 1 4 .364 1.064
William Contreras 5 .600 3 1 1 .600 1.800
Orlando Arcia 4 .750 3 0 1 .800 1.550
Matt Olson 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Michael Harris II 2 .500 1 0 2 .500 1.000

Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves are 41-21 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 66.1% of those games).
  • Atlanta has played in four games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -260 or shorter and won every time.
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Braves a 72.2% chance to win.
  • Atlanta has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 84 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 41 of those games (41-41-2).
  • The Braves have covered 50% of their games this season, going 42-42-0 ATS.
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Nationals have been the underdog 71 times and won 23, or 32.4%, of those games.
  • Washington has played as an underdog of +217 or more once this season and lost that game.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Nationals have a 31.5% chance to win.
  • Washington and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 41 of their 85 opportunities.
  • The Nationals are 35-50-0 against the spread this season.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Austin Riley paces the Braves with 88 hits, while batting .276 with 20 doubles, a triple, 21 home runs and 27 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Riley’s batting average ranks 41st, his on-base percentage ranks 51st, and he is 11th in the league in slugging.
  • Dansby Swanson leads his team with a .355 on-base percentage, and has a club-best .492 slugging percentage. He has 18 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 26 walks while batting .298.
  • Swanson’s batting average ranks 17th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 38th, and he is 23rd in the league in slugging.
  • Matt Olson is hitting .255 with 32 doubles, 12 home runs and 45 walks.
  • Marcell Ozuna is hitting .229 with 11 doubles, 17 home runs and 22 walks.
  • Ozuna has safely hit in six straight games. In his last 10 games he is batting .243 with two doubles, three home runs, three walks and three RBI.

Braves Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Olson 322 .255 35 12 49 .346 .812
Austin Riley 319 .276 46 21 51 .344 .886
Dansby Swanson 319 .298 52 14 49 .355 .847
Marcell Ozuna 310 .229 41 17 35 .282 .711
Adam Duvall 266 .203 36 10 31 .270 .650
Travis d’Arnaud 221 .262 33 11 37 .315 .795
Ronald Acuña Jr. 195 .272 34 7 19 .368 .794
Michael Harris 138 .290 25 6 20 .324 .824
William Contreras 136 .265 19 10 21 .346 .897
Orlando Arcia 113 .248 9 3 16 .320 .692

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Josh Bell has 95 hits and an OBP of .396 to go with a slugging percentage of .505. All three of those stats rank first among Washington hitters this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters in the majors, Bell is ninth in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage, and 19th in slugging percentage.
  • Juan Soto is slugging .450 while driving in 34 runs and batting .234 this season.
  • Soto is currently 114th in batting average, ninth in on-base percentage and 55th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
  • Nelson Cruz has collected 68 base hits, an OBP of .321 and a slugging percentage of .365 this season.
  • Cesar Hernandez is batting .248 with a .306 OBP and 19 RBI for Washington this season.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 339 .248 42 0 19 .306 .619
Josh Bell 303 .314 44 12 47 .396 .901
Maikel Franco 299 .241 25 7 35 .270 .631
Nelson Cruz 285 .239 38 8 46 .321 .686
Juan Soto 282 .234 48 15 34 .388 .838
Lane Thomas 235 .217 28 8 30 .275 .649
Keibert Ruiz 234 .256 21 3 19 .319 .674
Yadiel Hernandez 213 .272 20 5 32 .317 .730
Victor Robles 186 .231 24 1 20 .304 .600
Luis Garcia 129 .326 12 2 14 .333 .806

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