Braves vs Nationals Odds, Picks & Predictions – July 14

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At Nationals Park on Thursday, the Washington Nationals (30-60) play the Atlanta Braves (52-37), fellow members of the NL East, at 7:05 PM ET. The scheduled starters are Kyle Wright (10-4) for the Braves, and Anibal Sanchez for the Nationals.

The Braves have been made a heavy favorite by sportsbooks, despite playing on the road. They’re sitting at -226 to defeat the Nationals (+190). The contest has an over/under set at 9.5.

Braves vs. Nationals Odds

Run Line

Atlanta Braves (-1.5)

Moneyline

Braves (-226)

Total

9.5 Runs (Over: -115, Under: -106)

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When, Where, at What Time is Braves vs. Nationals

  • Game Day: Thursday, July 14, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Stadium: Nationals Park

Braves Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Darren O’Day 15 Day Injury List Calf
Ozzie Albies 60 Day Injury List Foot
Mike Soroka 60 Day Injury List Achilles
Kirby Yates 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Manny Piña 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Luke Jackson 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Nationals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Stephen Strasburg 15 Day Injury List Ribs
Victor Arano 15 Day Injury List Knee
Josh Rogers 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Reed Garrett 15 Day Injury List Bicep
Evan Lee 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Aníbal Sánchez 60 Day Injury List Neck
Will Harris 60 Day Injury List Pectoral
Sean Doolittle 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Joe Ross 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Carter Kieboom 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Seth Romero 60 Day Injury List Calf
Jackson Tetreault 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Last Time Out: Braves and Nationals

The Braves lost 7-3 to the Mets yesterday, with Charlie Morton (five innings, giving up five earned runs on six hits while striking out six) on the line for the loss. Eddie Rosario went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and an RBI to lead the Braves offensively in the defeat.

The Nationals lost to the Mariners yesterday, with Erick Fedde getting the loss while pitching five innings, giving up two earned runs on six hits while striking out one. Juan Soto went 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI to lead the Nationals’ offense.

Betting Trends

Braves Betting Records and Team Stats

The Braves have been favorites in 68 games this season and won 45 (66.2%) of those contests. Atlanta has a record of 10-3 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -226 on the moneyline. The implied probability of a win from the Braves, based on the moneyline, is 69.3%. Atlanta and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 43 of their 90 opportunities. The Braves are 44-46-0 against the spread in their 90 chances this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Austin Riley 88 .284 (35) .348 (44) .568 (7) 6.5% (7) 26.2% (129) 7.3% (102)
Dansby Swanson 90 .294 (24) .351 (41) .477 (33) 3.7% (53) 26.6% (131) 7.4% (97)
Matt Olson 90 .251 (79) .340 (57) .476 (35) 3.8% (52) 23.9% (107) 11.8% (24)
Marcell Ozuna 86 .226 (128) .282 (141) .418 (78) 4.7% (29) 22.3% (95) 7.0% (106)
Travis d’Arnaud 61 .262 (-) .312 (-) .468 (-) 4.4% (-) 20.0% (-) 4.4% (-)

Nationals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Nationals have won in 23, or 30.7%, of the 75 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This season, Washington has come away with a win three times in eight chances when named as an underdog of at least +190 or worse on the moneyline. The Nationals have an implied victory probability of 34.5% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Washington and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 43 of their 90 opportunities. The Nationals are 38-52-0 against the spread in their 90 games that had a posted line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Juan Soto 87 .245 (90) .402 (5) .490 (25) 5.1% (23) 14.4% (24) 20.2% (1)
Josh Bell 89 .302 (17) .382 (12) .483 (27) 3.2% (69) 13.6% (17) 10.7% (44)
Nelson Cruz 86 .240 (102) .324 (86) .362 (132) 2.3% (102) 22.4% (96) 10.5% (51)
César Hernández 89 .240 (102) .302 (118) .302 (150) 0.0% (152) 17.8% (53) 7.5% (95)
Keibert Ruiz 69 .258 (-) .316 (-) .361 (-) 1.1% (-) 10.5% (-) 6.9% (-)

Braves vs. Nationals Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Braves will pick up the victory in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-226). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see the final scoring winding up under the total (9.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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