Braves vs. Nationals MLB Prediction
National League East rivals clash again in D.C. where the Nationals host the Braves at 4:05 p.m. ET on Thursday afternoon. With Drew Smyly set to oppose Jon lester in the pitching matchup, what’s the safest play on the board when it comes to this matchup?
905 Atlanta Braves (-115) at 906 Washington Nationals (-105); o/u 9
4:05 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 6, 2021
VENUE: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Atlanta Braves DFS SPIN
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 and hit his sixth career grand slam Wednesday to lead the Braves past the Nationals 5-3. Ozuna is still batting just .205, but he has three homers in his last seven games after hitting just one in his first 23. Even with his slow start, he has 19 RBI in 30 games while batting behind Ronald Acuña Jr. and Freddie Freeman. He remains a legitimate threat to lead the NL in RBI again.
Washington Nationals DFS SPIN
Yan Gomes went 2-for-4 and hit his third homer Wednesday versus the Braves. Gomes is 7-for-15 with two homers in four games this month, raising his OPS from .556 to .783. He hit fifth tonight, and if that were to continue, he could be a worthy short-term play in mixed leagues. However, this was just the second time all season that he's batted higher than seventh.
Braves vs. Nationals Betting Prediction
The Braves are now a perfect 4-0 in their last four games versus the Nationals and are 4-0 in their last four games in Washington. The Nationals, meanwhile, are 2-5 in their last seven games versus a left-handed starter and are 1-4 in their last five games as a home underdog.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -115