NL East rivals square off when the Atlanta Braves (34-27) go on the road to play the Washington Nationals (23-39) on Monday evening. Atlanta heads into this battle as the hottest team in the majors, winning 11 straight games. The Braves are now 5.5 games back from first place in the NL East standings. Ian Anderson (5-3, 4.53 ERA) gets the nod for Atlanta. Josiah Gray (6-4, 4.33 ERA) is starting for Washington.
The first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. ET. Atlanta is the -150 moneyline favorite (risk $150 to win $100) in the latest Braves vs. Nationals odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Washington is a +130 underdog. The over-under for total runs scored is 9.5. Before making any Nationals vs. Braves picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Braves vs. Nationals, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Nationals vs. Braves:
- Braves vs. Nationals moneyline: Atlanta -150, Washington +130
- Braves vs. Nationals run-line: Atlanta -1.5 (+110)
- Braves vs. Nationals over-under: 9.5 runs
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- ATL: Braves are 5-0 in their last five road games
- WAS: Over is 4-0 in Nationals’ last four Monday games
Featured Game | Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves
Why you should back the Braves
Third baseman Austin Riley is a quality contributor on both sides of the game. Riley has a strong throwing arm from the corner with a solid glove. The 2021 All-MLB First Team selection owns tremendous home-run power and can hit for average. Riley is tied for fifth in the majors in home runs (16) along with 35 RBIs. On June 11, he went 2-for-4 with a solo homer.
Second baseman Ozzie Albies is a stable defender with quick reactions and reads. Albies can bat from both sides of the plate with untapped home-run power in his swing. The two-time All-Star has a batting average of .246 with eight home runs and 33 RBIs. On June 11, he went 1-for-4 with a grand slam.
Why you should back the Nationals
First baseman Josh Bell has been a natural run-producing bat in the lineup for Washington. Bell can hit for both average and power. The 2019 All-Star also has the versatility to play first base and the corner outfield positions. Bell is leading the team in batting average (.302), RBIs (37) and has seven home runs. On June 10, he was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer.
Right fielder Juan Soto has an electric bat with big-time power in his swing. Soto can smack the ball all around the yard with ease due to his excellent hands and pitch recognition. The 2021 All-Star leads the team in home runs (13) with 28 RBIs. He’s also on a five-game hitting streak as they head into this contest.
How to make Nationals vs. Braves picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 9.1 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s MLB picks at SportsLine.
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