The Washington Nationals will look to complete a sweep of the division rival Braves as the two square off on Sunday night. All odds for this game can be found by visiting Bovada sportsbook.
They Braves currently are riding a 6 game losing streak heading into tonight and the streak has cost them first place in the division. Their offense amassed 4 runs on eight hits, including a Dan Uggla home run but it was still not enough to best the Nats. If there is one guy that the Braves want on the mound tonight to end the streak it owud be Brandon Beachy who gets the nod. He as a 1.77 ERA and has only allowed 40 hits in 61 innings pitched.
It is a good sign for the Nationals when they do not play particularly well, but are still able to pick up a win as they did yesterday. Bryce Harper led the attack with a home run which turn 12 hits into 8 runs. Gio Gonzalez will get the start tonight and comes in on a roll. The lefty has won his last four decisions and for the season has struck out 69 in 54 innings which is good for a 1.98 ERA.
Atlanta is 9-3 in their last 12 game three of a series, 0-4 in their last four games as a favorite, and 6-2 in Beachy’s last eight starts. Washington is 5-1 in their last six games overall, 7-2 in their last nine road games, and 4-1 in Gonzalez’s last five road starts.
Sometimes pitching duels do not shape up like you think they will. We think this one will not disappoint however so we are going to take the under in this one at best sports books.