Nationals vs. Braves Sunday Prediction
The ESPN Sunday Night Baseball crew heads to SunTrust Park tonight for a NL East matchup between the Nationals and Braves at 7:05 p.m. ET. Listed as a home favorite, will the Braves cash for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, July 21, 2019
7:05 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 74% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Nationals on the moneyline.
Washington Nationals Fantasy Spin
Trea Turner went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI as the Nationals topped the Braves 5-3 on Saturday evening. Turner delivered a go-ahead RBI double off of Mike Soroka in the fifth inning, giving the Nationals a lead they wouldn't relinquish. He also swiped his 20th base of the season in the contest. With the two-hit effort, the speedy shortstop is now hitting .280/.340/.472 with seven homers, 23 RBI and 20 stolen bases in his first 58 games this season.
Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin
Ronald Acuna continued his thieving ways on Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases and a run scored in a losing effort against the Nationals. Acuna has been decidedly more aggressive on the basepaths in the second half of the season. After stealing 13 bases on 16 attempts in 90 games prior to the Mid-Summer Classic, Acuna has now swiped eight bases in nine attempts over his last nine games. That includes seven stolen bases in his last six games. The 21-year-old superstar is now hitting .293/.375/.503 with 23 homers, 56 RBI and 21 stolen bases on the year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 13-3 in their last 16 road games when facing a right-handed starter.
The Braves have dropped four of their last five games overall and are 0-4 in their last four games versus a right-handed starter.
The Braves have won nine of Kevin Gausman’s last 12 home starts and are 4-1 in his last five home outings when facing an opponent with a winning record. Atlanta has struggled of late but is still 15-6 in its last 21 home games and 21-10 in its last 31 divisional matchups. Finally, the Nationals are just 1-4 in Joe Ross’ last five starts after scoring five runs or more in their previous game.
The Pick: Atlanta Braves -135