Atlanta vs Washington
Gausman versus Scherzer ( pitchers must be listed )
Both pitchers have the stuff to keep this under and both delivered. So here we go again.
Gausman was solid with the Orioles and his bad defence screwed him a lot but with the surging Braves he has been better. He has a 2.32 ERA> 6.33 K/9 for the Braves. For this under i like his 2.32 BB/9 and 49.2 GB%.
With baltimore he pitched several times against the Nats. In most recent years in his career:
2016: 6 IP :0.00 ERA
2017: 7 IP: 2.57 ERA
2018: 6 IP: 3.00 ERA
Under is 4-1 in Gausmans last 5 starts overall.
For Washington ACE and all-star Scherzer on the mound. Another monsterous year: 2.31 ERA> 12.03 K/9, 2.04 BB/9, 0.93 HR/9, 35.8 GB%.
Under is 3-0-1 in Scherzers last 4 road starts vs. Braves.
Some weak spots in both bullpens and hence the first half under.
Atlanta vs Washington prediction
|Under 4.0 first half ( first 5 innings )||Pinnacle||1.85||9||6-4 LOST (-9 units)|