*10* TOTAL POWER ~ INCREDIBLE 80-51-3 Overall L38 DAYS!
Washington vs. Atlanta,
09/06/2019 19:20 EDT,
Score: 3 - 4
Total: -103/+9 Under
10* Under Nationals/Braves (7:20 ET): Both of these NL East teams are likely to make the playoffs, it's just a question of who wins the division at this point. Washington came into this series knowing it may need a sweep to have any realistic chance of catching the Braves, but now that's out the window after a 4-2 loss last night. That leaves them eight back of the Braves, who have now won seven in a row. Still, expect a "playoff-like" atmosphere at SunTrust Park Friday as we've got an excellent pitching matchup (battle of lefties) and I'm calling for an Under here.
Patrick Corbin is working on a string of five straight quality outings for Washington. Going back, 12 of his last 14 starts have been quality ones w/ one of the two exceptions coming against this Atlanta team as he only allowed two runs, but only went five innings. That game, a 4-3 Nationals' loss, stayed Under the total. So did Corbin's next start vs. the Braves, a 6-3 win at home. He was opposed that day by Dallas Keuchel, the same pitcher he'll square off against tonight. The Under is 9-3 in Corbin's L12 starts overall. He's 6-1 w/ a 1.96 ERA in his career vs. Atlanta.
Keuchel cannot claim that kind of success vs. Washington, but what he can claim are some outstanding recent numbers. His last four starts have seen him go 3-0 w/ a 1.08 ERA. He's allowed only three runs in 25 IP. This was quite the savvy mid-season pickup by the Braves, who have gone 5-2 w/ Keuchel on the mound at home. He's got a 2.38 ERA and 1.037 WHIP in those starts. Overall, the Braves' last four games have all gone Under. Their pitching has held opponents to a .211 batting average over the last week. 10* Under Nationals/Braves