Braves vs. Nationals Prediction
The Atlanta Braves won in shutout fashion last night at the favored Washington Nationals. Can Atlanta win again this afternoon as the underdogs in the matchup?
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Nationals Park at 4:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Nationals are a -117 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Braves are a +107 underdog, while the total is set at 10 runs. As of Saturday morning, 67 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Soroka stifles Nats
Mike Soroka threw six shutout innings Friday night as Atanta sent host Washington to a 5-0 defeat. Soroka allowed only one hit to go with four strikeouts and three walks over the six stellar frames. Ozzie Albies finished 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk to help lead the Braves offense. Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Matt Joyce was 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs and an RBI. Mike Foltynewicz will start tonight for Atlanta as he enters with a 6-5 record, 5.00 ERA and 1.34 WHIP plus 88 strikeouts over 99 innings pitched.
Nats shut out on three hits
Washington was unable to mount much offense Friday night at home in a 5-0 defeat against Atlanta. Juan Soto paced the Nationals as he finished 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. Victor Robles was 1-for-3 with a double, while Adam Eaton went 1-for-4 with a double. Max Scherzer took the loss as he allowed three earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and two walks over five innings. Austin Voth gets the start tonight as he comes in with a 1-1 record, 4.00 ERA and 1.19 WHIP plus 30 strikeouts over 27 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 4-0 in their last four Saturday games. Atlanta is 6-0 in the last six Foltynewicz road starts.
The Nationals are 1-4 in the last five Voth starts. Washington is 20-9 in its last 29 games overall.
Foltynewicz has had a rocky season full of injury, but he's seemingly finally turned a corner at the perfect time. He's only allowed one earned run over his last 12 innings and clearly has some confidence rolling. This will be a tough test, but Foltynewicz has some of the best stuff in baseball when he can harness it. The Braves offense should be able to get to the rookie Voth enough to support Foltynewicz, especially if first baseman Freddie Freeman is in the lineup after leaving yesterday's game with an elbow ailment that isn't considered at all serious. I'm taking the Braves with plus money here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES +107