Braves vs. Nationals Prediction and Odds for Friday July 15 (Hold Your Nose and Back Washington)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin (46)
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin (46) / Larry Robinson-USA TODAY Sports

The Braves and Nationals continue their series on Friday.

Atlanta took the win last night in DC to bounce back from dropping two of three to the Mets. The Braves are now 54-37 with three games remaining until the All-Star break. The Nationals certainly cannot wait to get to the break and away from the game for a while. Washington has lost 13 of their last 14 games and fallen all the way back to 30-61. 

Tonight Ian Anderson (7-5) takes the mound for Atlanta and is opposed to Patrick Corbin (4-11). 

You can find odds for this NL East mismatch at the WynnBET Sportsbook. 

Braves vs. Nationals Odds, Run Line and Total

Run Line

  • Braves -1.5 (+100)
  • Nationals +1.5 (-120)


  • Braves -158
  • Nationals +148


  • 9.5 (Over -105 / Under -115) 

Braves vs. Nationals Prediction and Pick

Of their 13 losses in 14 games, the Nationals have actually covered the run line in six of them, so it is not entirely automatic to just ride with the Braves on the run line, because of this horrid stretch by Washington. The Braves are 8-2 against Washington this year, but the Nats have covered the last three of those losses, including last night. 

Patrick Corbin has lost his two starts in July, but again they have covered in both of those losses. It feels bad to bet on a team that has lost seven straight games and been even worse over the last two weeks, but a lot of signs point to a potential cover on the run line. 

Ian Anderson, the starter for Atlanta has had a mixed bag of results this year, but the Braves are 11-6 in his starts this season, despite his 4.98 ERA this season. Anderson’s strikeout rate is a career low, his hard hit rate is a career high, and he is allowing a .381 weighted on base average, which is 100 points above his previous career high. 

To me, the signs are pointing to a Washington cover, but I’m going to hold my nose and close my eyes to do it. 

Pick: Nationals +1.5 (-120)

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