Braves vs. Nationals Wednesday Pick

Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals, 8/8/2018 Prediction & Odds

National League East rivals the Braves and Nationals split their doubleheader on Tuesday in D.C. and will play Game 3 on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. ET. Will tonight's matchup fall under the betting total?

Game Snapshot & Odds

957 Atlanta Braves (+109) at 958 Washington Nationals (-114); 9 runs

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

7:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park

TV: ATL (FSSO); WSH (MASN)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Nationals as a -114 favorite. As of this writing, 63% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nationals to beat the Braves on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Braves' Foltynewicz makes quality start vs. Mets

Mike Foltynewicz kept the Mets to two runs over six innings in a win Thursday. Folty scattered five hits and a walk while striking out five in the effort. It was a promising turn for the right-hander, who hadn't allowed fewer than four runs in a start since July 1. With the win, Folty improved to 8-7 with a strong 3.04 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 138/49 K/BB ratio over 118 1/3 innings of work this season. Start him with confidence Wednesday when the Braves visit the Nationals.

Nationals' Milone outduels Syndergaard for first win on 2018

Tommy Milone scattered three hits and one run over seven dominant innings Wednesday in the Nationals’ victory over the Mets. He registered nine strikeouts and didn’t walk anyone. Milone zoomed through seven innings in just 97 pitches including 69 for strikes. The only extra-base hit he allowed came when Jose Reyes blasted a solo homer in the fifth inning. Aside from that, it was smooth sailing for the left-hander, who won for the first time since April 14 of last year. If Milone gets another start (that will depend on the health of Stephen Strasburg), it would likely come during Tuesday’s doubleheader with Atlanta.

MLB Betting Trends

Atlanta

The Braves are just 5-11 in Foltynewicz's last 16 road starts.

Washington

The Nationals have won all seven of Milone's last seven starts.

Prediction:

The under is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams and 4-1-1 in Foltynewicz's last six starts against the Nationals. The under is also 4-1 in Washington's last five games overall, is 8-3 in Atlanta's last 11 games overall, and has hit in four of the Braves' last four games when facing a left-handed starter.

 

The Pick: Braves/Nationals under 9

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