Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals

Braves Seek More Baseball Betting Games Profits at Nationals

June 20th, 2019 MLB Baseball, Sportsbook

Last year the Atlanta Braves emerged as one of the top surprises for baseball betting games.  Atlanta won stunned all by winning the National League East and making the playoffs for the first time since 2013.  The big question heading into the 2019 season was whether or not the Braves were here to stay or a flash in the pan.  Atlanta has clearly proven that they will be top shelf contenders for years to come.  For one thing the Braves are one of the most complete teams in the game.  Atlanta has been built the right way.

Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals

Date and Time: Saturday, June 22, 2019, 7:15 p.m. ET

Location:  Nationals Park, Washington, DC

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National Recession

Washington has continued to degenerate as a franchise after several playoff failures.  In particular the Nationals lost the NLDS in 2016 and 2017.  As a result, Dusty Baker was fired as manager.  Say this for Baker, he at least got the Nats to the post season.  Dave Martinez took over last year and barely broke .500 at 82-80.  Now this year things have imploded.  Washington is one of the biggest money losers for baseball betting games.

Current Form

Atlanta leads the National League East with a record of 43-30.  By contrast Washington is at 33-38 and fourth in the NL East.

Braves Probable Starter and Bullpen

Right hander Mike Foltynewicz (2-5, 1.34 WHIP, 5.53 ERA) is Atlanta’s probable starter.  Subsequently the Braves have won has last two starts.  Atlanta’s bullpen ranks ninth in MLB.  Luke Jackson has been a sportsbook worry.  As an example, he has six blown saves with a 3.09 ERA

Nationals Probable Starter and Bullpen

Washington’s probable starter is not available yet.  Of major concern is a bullpen that ranks dead last in the major leagues.

Atlanta and Washington Betting Trends

Late results have been quite impressive for the Braves in road games.  Atlanta has won 12 of their last 16 away from home.  Four of their last six in that situation have gone over the total.  In the same way the Nationals have been in the black at home.  Washington has won 11 of their last 17 games at Nationals Park.  Four of their last six in that role have gone over the total.

Braves vs. Nationals Head to Head vs. Spread

Recent results in this matchup have favored the Nationals. For example, Washington has won seven of their last 10 games with the Braves.  Only two of the last 11 between these teams have gone under the total.  However, at Nationals Park Atlanta has shown their best value.  Washington has dropped four of their last six home games with the Braves.  Only one of those six tilts stayed under the number.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation Atlanta brings a strong baseball betting games matchup advantage in lineup.  The Braves rank fourth for run production. And are third best for OPS.  While Washington ranks 14th for runs scored.

Braves vs. Nationals MLB Betting Odds Picks

It follows that the Braves are boast the superior bullpen and scoring ability.

Braves vs. Nationals Baseball Betting Online Pick:  Atlanta Braves

Braves vs. Nationals Baseball Betting Online Score Prediction: Braves 5, Nationals 3

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