Braves vs. Nationals Wednesday Pick

Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals, 7/31/2019 Predictions & Odds

The Braves and Nationals will play the rubber match of their three-game series at 12:05 p.m. ET today at Nationals Park. With Mike Soroka set to face Anibal Sanchez in the pitching matchup, which club as the edge this afternoon?

Game Snapshot & Odds

951 Atlanta Braves (-120) at 952 Washington Nationals (+100); 10 runs

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

12:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 72% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Nationals on the moneyline.

Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin

Adam Duvall popped a pair of solo home runs and had four hits Tuesday in the Braves' victory over the Nationals. Starter Erick Fedde was Duvall's first victim in the fourth inning and reliever Javy Guerra served up his bomb in the seventh. The Braves are reportedly looking hard at adding an outfielder following the Nick Markakis (wrist) injury, but Duvall is trying to convince them to just play him more, as he's gone 9-for-17 with three home runs and five RBI in four games since his recall.

Washington Nationals Fantasy Spin

Trea Turner ripped a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Braves. Turner knocked starter Julio Teheran out of the contest with a two-out blast in the seventh inning. He was pulled after that due to what was a lopsided affair at that time, although the Nationals made things interesting late with the help of homers by Juan Soto and Yan Gomes. Turner is up to nine long balls on the season.

MLB Betting Trends

Atlanta

Despite winning last night, the Braves are just 17-35 in their last 52 games played at Nationals Park.

Washington

The Nationals are 8-3 in Sanchez’s last 11 starts and are 25-12 in their last 37 games overall.

Prediction:

The Braves are 17-4 in Soroka’s last 21 starts and are 10-1 in his last 11 outings versus the rest of the National League East. The Braves have also won 17 of their last 24 games when playing Game 3 of a series, are 25-12 in their last 37 road games and have won 25 of their last 37 divisional matchups. Finally, Atlanta is a perfect 5-0 in Soroka’s last five road outings.

The Pick: Atlanta Braves -120

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