The two National League East rivals will battle for the second day in a row after the Braves took the first game, 3-2. Find MLB odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
Washington (13-13) have now lost their last two games after losing to the Braves on Monday and the Reds on Sunday. Stephen Strasburg pitched for the Nationals and made it six full innings before being pulled out. Strasburg gave up two runs on six hits and four walks. One of those hits was a double by opposing pitcher Julio Teheran. Bryce Harper is having a great sophomore season in the big leagues with nine home runs, which leads the team. Along with that, Harper leads the team in batting average in which he is hitting a blistering .356 Harper has 32 hits and 18 runs batted in, both of them lead the team. Ian Desmond is also hitting above .300 at .303. Desmond is leading the team in doubles as he has already hit 10 on the season.
The Braves (16-9) received a much-needed win on Monday after losing four games in a row before the game against the Nationals. The Braves were swept by the Tigers and lost their last game against the Rockies. Justin Upton has a massive 12 home runs and 19 RBI’s. Chris Johnson is hitting .367.
Washington is 11-14 against the spread while the Braves are 12-12.
In a stellar pitching matchup that includes Gio Gonzalez and Tim Hudson, I give the edge to the Braves. They are incredible when it comes to the amount of balls that they hit out of the park and I think that pushes them past the Nationals on Tuesday at online sports books.