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Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals odds, picks and prediction

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The Atlanta Braves (14-16) go for the three-game sweep of the the Washington Nationals (12-14) Thursday with a 4:05 p.m. ET first pitch at Nationals Park. Let's analyze BetMGM Sportsbook's lines around the Bravesvs. Nationals odds with MLB picks and predictions.

LHP Drew Smyly is the projected starting pitcher for the Braves. He is 0-2 with an 8.05 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 8.5 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 19 IP over 4 starts.

Smyly shut down the Nationals in his first start of the year in allowing 2 earned runs and whiffing 8 batters in 6 innings of work; hwever, he allowed 5 earned runs in each of his 3 starts since, while registering a 10/6 K/BB and serving up 8 homers across 13 frames.