National League East rivals that have been red hot meet on Saturday when the Washington Nationals host the Atlanta Braves. The Nationals (37-38) have won seven of their past 10 games and are 13-5 in June, while the Braves (44-32) are 7-3 in their past 10 and 14-5 in June. The game is scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m. ET from Nationals Park. Washington is -114 on the money line (risk $114 to win $100), while the over-under for total runs scored is set at 10.5 in the latest Braves vs. Nationals odds. You’ll want to see the MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model before laying any Braves vs. Nationals picks of your own down.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, entered Week 13 of the MLB season on a strong 40-22 run on top-rated MLB money line picks, returning almost $700 in profit to $100 bettors. It’s an eye-popping 15-7 on top-rated money line picks over the last two weeks, and anybody who has been following it is way up.
Now the model has dialed in on Braves vs. Nationals. We can tell you it’s leaning under, and it also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only see that pick at SportsLine.
The model has taken into account that Washington is 3-0 against Atlanta this season and is 6-4 in the last 10 games vs. the Braves in games played at Nationals Park. The Nationals lead the all-time series in games played at home, 187-172. Washington, 21-17 at home this season, has won three of the last four season series against Atlanta. Statistically, the Nationals have the advantage over the Braves in a number of pitching categories, including walks allowed (241 to 287), strikeouts (704 to 654), WHIP (1.33 to 1.37) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.94 to 2.27).
Third baseman Anthony Rendon (.313) continues to be one of Washington’s top hitters, going 3-for-7 with a double and a home run with two RBIs over the past two games, while center fielder Victor Robles (.243) has hit in each of the past six games. He is 7-for-19 (.368) with a triple, two home runs and seven RBIs in that span.
But just because Washington has been red hot does not mean it is the best value on the Braves vs. Nationals money line.
That’s because the Braves have been on a roll, winning 11 of their last 14 games. Atlanta is 6-4 over its past 10 road games and is 20-15 away from home this season. Right-hander Mike Foltynewicz (2-5, 5.53 ERA) gets the start. He is coming off an outing in which he allowed just one earned run and four hits in six innings. He walked five and struck out six in a 15-1 win over Philadelphia. For the season, he has allowed 56 hits, 39 runs – 34 earned – 15 home runs and 18 walks, while striking out 48 in 55 1/3 innings.
Statistically, the Braves have the edge over the Nationals in most offensive categories, including batting average (.266 to .253), on-base percentage (.341 to .326), slugging percentage (.462 to .436), home runs (116 to 105) and RBIs (395 to 355). Third baseman Josh Donaldson (.265) has been scorching the baseball for Atlanta, hitting in 10 straight games. He is 17-for-42 (.405) with three doubles, six homers and 11 RBIs during that stretch.
So who wins Nationals vs. Braves? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Nationals vs. Braves money line you should be all over, all from the advanced model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.