Nationals vs. Braves Saturday Prediction
The Braves evened their weekend series with the Nationals with a 4-3 victory on Friday night. The NL East rivals will clash again on Saturday night in Atlanta at 7:20 p.m. ET. Where’s the value for bettors tonight?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, July 20, 2019
7:20 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 77% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Nationals on the moneyline.
Washington Nationals Fantasy Spin
Victor Robles went 2-for-4 with a double and two-run homer on Friday in a loss to the Braves. Robles homer was a big one, as it tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the ninth. The young outfielder s clutch homer gives him 14 on the season, and he's driven in 45 runs. Robles now has his slash up to .256/.325/.454, and he's hitting .313 in the month of July. Expect more good things from the 22-year-old over these final few months of the campaign.
Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin
Ronald Acuna went 3-for-4 with a double, walk, RBI, stolen base and two runs scored against the Nationals on Friday. That's a mouthful. Acuna came around to score the winning run in the ninth inning after Josh Donaldson drove him in on his deep single. The double gives the star youngster 13 in 98 games, and the steal is the 19th of the year for the outfielder on 23 chances. Acuna is now slashing .293/.373/.503 with 23 homers and 56 RBI. He's really good.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals have won five straight games following a loss.
The Braves are now 15-5 in their last 20 home games and 41-20 in their last 61 games overall.
The Braves have been highly profitable when Mike Soroka starts, winning 17 of his last 21 outings overall and six straight at home. They’re also 5-0 in his last five outings coming off a Quality Start in his last appearance and are a perfect 9-0 in Soroka’s last nine starts versus the National League East. On the other side, the Nationals are just 1-4 in Anibal Sanchez’s last five road starts versus an opponent with a winning record.
The Pick: Atlanta Braves -1.5 (+115)