If you look at the schedule, it may still favor the Braves.
Nationals still have to play @PHI six times, six games against the Cardinals, three games against the Dodgers, and of course three at Turner Field.
Braves have a four game series at San Francisco and that's it as far as good teams they have to face. They see the Phillies, but they have dominated the Phillies whereas the Nats have had problems with them.
7 games against the Cardinals, actually.
What's interesting is that Werth mouthed off about stopping the Phillies from celebrating on Broad Street but it's the Phillies that will be poised to play spoiler.
ATL closes against the Pirates. They are a good team this year.