The Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals will meet for the first game of a doubleheader this afternoon in Washington. Odds for this game can be found updated at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Nationals let one slip away yesterday as they were unable to hold onto the lead versus the Braves. They could scored 10 runs on 15 hits so it was largely the pitching staff that let them down last night. Edwin Jackson will look to right the ship and is coming off a loss in his last start. He is pitching to a 3.89 ERA in 106 innings of work this season.
The Braves came back in a big way on Friday night and will look to build on that today. They will start Ben Sheets who is coming off a very impressive first start of the season in which he struck out 5 in 6 scoreless innings.
Washington is 8-4 in their last 12 home games, 24-12 in their last 36 games as a home favorite, and 1-4 in Jackson’s last five starts as a favorite. Atlanta is 7-0 in their last seven against the N.L. East, 9-2 in their last 11 games overall, and 11-3 in their last 14 road games. Atlanta is 3-8 in the last 11 meetings of these two.
Sheets looked great in his return and we think Edwin Jackson will rebound and be a stopper for his team today. This is why we like the under for total runs scored in this game at sportsbooks.