Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals Free Pick

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Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves will take on their divisional rival Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in a Sunday showdown. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will showcase the matchup and the opening pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. ET.

Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals Odds

Las Vegas has Atlanta (+105) as the underdog to Washington (-115). The total currently stands at 9 runs and bettors can play the over for even money (+100) and the under for -120. This game currently has a runline of Braves +1.5 (-200) and Nationals -1.5 (+170).

The Nationals are 37-39 straight up (SU) and 38-37 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 12.1 units for moneyline bettors and 1.1 units ATS. Washington has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. On the other hand, the Braves are 45-32 SU and have gone 38-38 ATS. In total, the club has accumulated 7.5 units for moneyline gamblers and 3.0 units ATS. Atlanta’s covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

Nationals games have had an over/under record of 38-32-5 so far in 2019. The Braves have also been a decent over bet with a total record of 43-28-5.

Right-hander Mike Soroka will get the start for Atlanta. Soroka is 8-1 with a 2.12 ERA and 62 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Nationals this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Nationals are sending Austin Voth to the mound. This game represents the first MLB start of the season for the righty Voth.

Atlanta’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.53 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 7.96 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.91, along with a WHIP of 1.36 and a K/9 of 9.64.

Braves hitters have slashed .267/.344/.463 on their way to 5.5 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 7.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

First baseman Freddie Freeman and left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. continue to lead Atlanta’s offense. Freeman is slashing .318/.407/.609 with 21 home runs, 61 RBIs and 59 runs scored, while Acuna Jr. (.288/.370/.493) is up to 17 homers, 49 RBIs, 52 runs and nine stolen bases.

In the home-team dugout, Washington’s pitching staff has given up 4.9 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starters have a 3.84 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 6.32 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 9.3 K/9. In 35 games against divisional foes, Nationals starters have an ERA of 3.30 and the bullpen’s ERA is 8.08.

The Washington hitters have put up 5.0 runs per contest, including 5.7 per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .261/.348/.516 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Outfielders Adam Eaton and Juan Soto have led the Nationals’ batters this year. Eaton is hitting .275/.363/.391 with six home runs, 19 RBIs and 44 runs scored, while Soto’s line is .307/.402/.529 with 11 homers, 47 RBIs and 44 runs.

The Nationals have lost 6.7 units and are 29-26 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 28 of those games, as opposed to 25 that’ve hit the under against righties.

Braves at Nationals Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Braves, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in five of Atlanta’s last seven outings.
  • Atlanta has recorded 31.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 28.2 over its last five.
  • Each team has hit 19 home runs over its last 10 games.
  • The Braves have an OPS of .807 this season and an OPS of .794 against right-handed pitchers. The Nationals’ OPS stands at .766 overall and .731 versus righties.