free daily sports pick Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves 6-28-10

June 28, 2010


The Washington Nationals will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Monday when they take on the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

Righthander Stephen Strasburg will take the mound for the Nationals to start this game. Strasburg is 2-1 this season with a 1.78 ERA.

The Braves will counter Strasburg with Tim Hudson. Righthander Hudson has a 2.54 ERA to go along with a 7-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.

The Nationals lost to Baltimore 4-2 as a +105 underdog on Sunday. The six runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (9.5).

Roger Berardina homered and drove in two runs for Washington, while Josh Willingham had an RBI and a run scored.

The Braves defeated Detroit 10-4 as a -110 favorite on Sunday. The 14 runs scored went OVER the posted over/under total (7).

Tommy Hanson allowed six runs on eight hits in 3 2-3 innings for Atlanta.

Current streak:
Washington has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Washington: 33-43 SU
Atlanta: 44-32 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 7 games on the road
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington’s last 9 games
Atlanta is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Atlanta home to Washington, Tuesday, June 29

FREE PICK: Nationals +105

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