This is another series this weekend that features a first and second place team as the Atlanta Braves will welcome the Washington Nationals to town. All up to date odds for this game can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Braves are happy to be home after a very rough road trip. Was it a fluke? We will begin to find out this weekend. Martin Prado is off to another good start this season hitting .325. The pitching for the Braves has been average, but there was more expected from the staff as a whole at the beginning of the season. Tim Hudson has some on strong lately winning his last two starts and he gets the ball tonight to try and get the series off on the right foot.
The Nationals are fresh off a day off and should be well rested for this important weekend series. The Nationals will not wow you with their bats, but they have been able to come with clutch hits when they need to. Ross Detwiler will get the start for a Washington pitching staff that has been superb this season. Detwiler has had an OK season despite dropping his last two decisions.
Atlanta is 4-0 in their last four home games against a team with a winning record, 1-4 in their last five games as a favorite, and 7-1 in Hudson’s last eight home starts. Washington is 4-1 in their last fove game one of a series, 5-2 in their last seven road games, and 3-12 in Detwiler’s last 15 starts as a road underdog. Washington is 2-5 in their last seven games in Washington.
Atlanta is the play here as we think returning home will be the best thing for them. The veteran Hudson will confuse the young bats of the Nats so before placing this bet read a sports book review.