The Atlanta Braves are the leaders in the National League Wildcard race and look to be comfortably in the post season at this point. The Braves are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 40-32 at home this season, and have a five game lead in the Wildcard. For game one against the Nats Atlanta starts Kris Medlin who hasn’t lost as a starter this season. For the year Medlin has allowed 86 hits and 20 earned runs while striking out 89 over 110 innings for a 1.64 ERA.MLB odds are at Bovada sportsbook.
The Washington Nationals have led the NL East most of the season and it is looking like they will finish the season as NL East champs. The Nationals are 8-2 in their last 10 games, 45-27 on the road this season, and they are 8.5 games up in the division. For game one against the Braves Washington starts Ross Detweiler who has won three of his last four decisions. For the season Detweiler has allowed 130 hits and 52 earned runs while striking out 89 over 145 innings for a 3.23 ERA.
Atlanta is 4-1 in their last five home games, 30-12 in their last 42 games against the NL East, and 22-4 in Medlin’s last 26 starts. Washington is 4-1 in their last five against the NL East, 36-15 in their last 51 games overall, and 4-1 in Detweiler’s last five starts. Washington has won four of the last five meetings of these two.
It is really tough to wager against Medlin right now. Give us the Braves as the moneyline favorite at the sportsbook.