Braves vs. Nationals Tuesday Prediction
Thanks in large part to an Anthony Rendon grand slam and yet another excellent home start by Patrick Corbin, the Nationals took Game 1 of their series with the Braves on Monday night. With Game 2 set for 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, is the over in play for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
903 Atlanta Braves (+100) at 904 Washington Nationals (-112); 10.5 runs
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
7:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
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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.
Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin
Austin Riley went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Monday in his first start in six days. He was removed in a double-switch, and the guy who ended up in his lineup spot, Charlie Culberson, homered as a pinch-hitter. If the Braves still had Nick Markakis healthy, it'd seem to be a no-brainer to send Riley down to figure things out in Triple-A for at least a couple of weeks. As is, they have the opportunity to let him try to work through this in the majors. Still, at this point, a demotion makes the most sense.
Washington Nationals Fantasy Spin
Anthony Rendon went 2-for-5 with a grand slam in the Nationals' 6-3 defeat of the Braves on Monday. Rendon's third career grand slam was his 23rd homer of the season, and it gave him 80 RBI in 92 games. His 1.020 OPS puts him fourth in the majors behind Christian Yelich (1.141), Mike Trout (1.100) and Cody Bellinger (1.099).
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves have won four of Julio Teheran’s last four road starts and are 4-1 in his last five outings overall.
The Nationals are now 38-18 in their last 56 games overall following last night’s 6-3 win. They’re also 15-6 in their last 21 home games.
The over is 4-1 in the Braves’ last five road games when facing a right-handed starter and is 4-1 in Teheran’s last five outings following a quality start in his last appearance. On the other side, the over is a perfect 5-0 in Erick Fedde’s last five starts versus National League East rivals and is 4-1-1 in umpire Ben May’s last six games behind home plate.
Tuesday MLB Prediction: Braves/Nationals OVER 10.5