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Pick Details


MLB EVENT
May 6 2021 at 4:05 PM ET
Atlanta
at
Washington
Sport: MLB | Star Rating: 10.0 Evaluation: Loss (-1000) - Final Total 5
Pick
Over 9 (100) @ Betamerica

ASA top play on 10* OVER 9 Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals, 4:05 PM ET - We fell just short with this play yesterday but will come right back with it today.  Even after a sub-par performance at the plate yesterday, the Nationals lead the NL with a .288 batting average against left-handed pitchers.  Braves southpaw Drew Smyly gets the start here.  Though he had a successful outing against the Nationals earlier this season, his current form is definitely trending the wrong way.  Smyly has allowed 5 earned runs in each of his last 3 starts.  Washington starter Jon Lester will be making just his 2nd start of the season.  Though he had a solid 5-inning performance in his first start this season, Lester did record only 1 strikeout in his 5 innings.  Atlanta enters this game having scored at least 5 runs in 4 of the last 5 road games.  The Braves have a .264 batting average and .500 slugging percentage in night games this season.  Both of those marks lead the NL!  Considering that plus the Nationals being #1 in the National League for batting average against lefties and you can see why this one should be a high-scoring match-up.  Though Washington's bullpen has been solid, too many innings may be expected of them here as Lester has averaged about 4 and 2 / 3 innings per start in his last 9 MLB starts.  As for the Atlanta bullpen, the relievers have struggled this season on the road in particular and also the Braves pen has a 5.56 ERA last 5 games.  We look for plenty of runs from both sides in this one!  Bet Over

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