|MLB Braves vs. Nationals Picks & Predictions for Monday, August 20|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Monday, 20 August 2012 14:00|
Monday MLB Free Pick
WASHINGTON, D.C. (ATS Consultants) – This is the first game of a three-game series. Tim Hudson takes the mound for the Braves against Jordan Zimmerman for the Nationals. The opening pitch starts at 7:05pmET from Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
ODDS: The oddsmakers have installed the Nats as a -135 favorite over the
LINE MOVEMENT: The Nats opened as a -135 favorite. The total started at 7.5
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 54% of public bettors favor the Nationals. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the Nationals. According to the latest MLB trends, the Braves are 7-19 in their last 26 Monday games, 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog and are 0-4 in their last 4 games as a road underdog. Nationals are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record, 5-1 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game, 13-3 in their last 16 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game, 22-7 last 29 overall and 9-3 last 12 home games vs. a team with a winning record, 26-12 in their last 38 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game and are 6-1 in Zimmerman's last 7 starts. Tim Hudson's last loss came July 1 against the Washington Nationals. The Nationals own a five-game lead in the National League East as the visiting Atlanta Braves come to town to open a pivotal three-game series in Washington. The Nationals have the best record in baseball and have taken 12 of their last 15 games. Washington is 8-4 against the Braves this season. The Nationals counter with Jordan Zimmermann, who leads the majors with a 2.38 ERA.
MONDAY MLB FREE PICK: WASHINGTON NATIONALS -135