Nationals vs. Braves Prediction

MLB Predictions: Will Braves hand Nationals First Loss of New Season? 4/2/18

Will the Atlanta Braves hand the Washington Nationals their first loss of the 2018 MLB season? The NL East rivals square off at 7:35 p.m. ET tonight.

Game Snapshot

(907) Washington Nationals at (908) Atlanta Braves

Monday, April 2, 2018

TV: N/A, 7:35 p.m. ET

Likely Pitching Matchup: Tanner Roark vs. Sean Newcomb

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Nationals are -114 money line favorites to beat the Braves, who have odds of +104 to pull off the upset tonight at home. As for the total, it currently sits at 9 runs.

LINE MOVEMENT

The Nationals opened as -130 money line favorites but their line dropped to -114 at the majority of online sportsbooks. As for the Braves, they opened with +110 odds but their line dropped as well, shifting to +104. As for the total, the number hit the board at 9.5 but was bet down to 9.

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PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION

As of this writing, 66% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nationals to beat the Phillies on the money line. Meanwhile, 51% of the betting tickets are on the over.

OUR PREDICTION

The Nationals received outstanding starting pitching in Cincinnati over the weekend but their bullpen started to falter on Sunday, nearly blowing a 6-3 lead in the ninth inning before holding on to a 6-5 victory. This is a good spot to back the underdog Braves, who racked up 27 runs and 37 hits in their series versus the Phillies. Furthermore, 13 of those hits went from extra bases. Newcomb showed signs this spring that he had better command of his fastball and if he can carry that over into the regular season, bettors should be able to capitalize on the money line odds.

 

MONDAY MLB PREDICTIONS: ATLANTA BRAVES +104

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