Braves vs. Nationals MLB Prediction
The Braves will go for the sweep on Sunday in Washington, D.C. where they’ll take on the Nationals at 1:05 p.m. ET. Is Atlanta still a safe bet to cash today despite its high price on the moneyline?
903 Atlanta Braves (-160) at 904 Washington Nationals (+140); o/u 10
1:05 p.m. ET, Sunday, August 15, 2021
Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Atlanta Braves DFS Notes
Ozzie Albies cracked his 22nd home run of the season on Saturday while also adding a triple during the Braves victory over the Nationals. The 24-year-old scored the Braves' first runs of the night off Patrick Corbin with a two-run shot that traveled an estimated 383 feet with an exit velocity of 111.4 miles per hour. Albies is now batting 260/.321/.500 over 454 at-bats with 22 home runs, 31 doubles, six triples, and 14 stolen bases.
Washington Nationals DFS Notes
Paolo Espino gave up one run in one inning of work versus the Mets before rain suspended play. Back-to-back, two-out doubles in the bottom of the first inning meant a run to Espino's line, and he didn't get a chance to go back out there after the skies opened up. Espino did actually stay in to lay down a sac bunt when play was resumed the next day. He'll face the Braves on Sunday.
Padres vs. Nationals MLB Betting Prediction
The Braves are 5-1 in their last six games versus the Nationals and are 20-8 in their last 28 games played at Nationals Park. They’ve won five of their last six games overall, are 6-0 in their last six road games and have won five of their last six games versus divisional rivals as well. Meanwhile, the Nationals are winless in their last six home games, are 3-14 in their last 17 games versus the rest of the NL East and are 0-5 in their last five games when facing a left-handed starter.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -160