2017 MLB Season: Atlanta Braves vs. Washington NationalsSeptember 12, 2017 by Marc Jerbs

On Tuesday, the Washington Nationals will host the Altanta Braves in a three-game series at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The first game of the series will start at 7:05PM ET.

Last Sunday, the Washington Nationals clinched the NL East title in front of owner Mark Lerner at Nationals Park.

This is the fourth NL East title in six year under the wings of the Lerner family. With their playoff seat secured Washington will now set their sights for the National League's best record.

Gio Gonzales who's 14-6 with 2.50 ERA in 28 starts will take the mound against Atlanta's Julio Teheran. Julio Teheran has beaten Washington twice this year while Gio Gonzalez has not beaten the Braves in his last six starts.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Washington Nationals as a 1.5-point favorite to beat the Atlanta Braves in the first game of the three-game series on Tuesday night.