Nationals vs. Braves Prediction
The host Atlanta Braves ran their winning streak to eight games last night as they edged the second-place Washington Nationals. Can Atlanta continue to roll with another win tonight?
Saturday, September 7, 2019
SunTrust Park at 7:20PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Braves are a -133 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Nationals are a +123 underdog, while the total is set at 10 runs. As of Saturday afternoon, exactly 50 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Washington and host Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Nats rally falls shot
Washington scored three in the top of the eighth inning but it was not enough Friday night as it fell 4-3 at Atlanta. Ryan Zimmerman paced the Nationals as he finished 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Howie Kendrick finished 2-for-4 with a run scored. Trea Turner ended the game 2-for-5. Patrick Corbin took the loss as he gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits with nine strikeouts and six walks over five innings. Austin Voth draws the start tonight as he enters with a 1-0 record, 3.91 ERA and 1.17 WHIP plus 24 strikeouts over 23 innings of work.
Keuchel, Donaldson guide Braves
Atlanta held off visiting Washington Friday night to record a 4-3 victory to improve to 88-54 overall and 46-27 at home. Josh Donaldson paced the Braves offense as he went 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks and two RBIs. Ozzie Albies was 2-for-4 with a solo home run plus a double. Adam Duvall ended the game 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. Dallas Keuchel recorded the win as he threw six shutout innings with six hits allowed, three strikeouts and two walks. Shane Greene notched his first save with the Braves as he struck out two in a perfect inning of work. Julio Teheran gets the start tonight as he comes in with a 9-8 record, 3.38 ERA and 1.32 WHIP plus 146 strikeouts over 157 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 1-4 in their last five games overall. Washington is 5-2 in its last seven road games.
The Braves are 5-1 in their last six Saturday games. Atlanta is 55-25 in its last 80 games overall.
I'm not ready to bet against Atlanta right now, especially with a rookie pitcher. This moneyline seems like it could be wider and I plan on taking advantage. Perhaps the Braves are "due" for a loss, but I'm not sure I see it happening here. Atlanta is the smart play.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -133