Braves vs Nationals Odds, Picks & Predictions – July 16

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At Nationals Park on Saturday, the Atlanta Braves meet the Washington Nationals (eight straight defeats) at 4:05 PM ET. The scheduled starters are Max Fried (9-3) for the Braves, and Paolo Espino (0-2) for the Nationals.

The Braves, even as the road team, are heavily favored (-250) to defeat the Nationals (+207). The game’s total is set at 8.5.

Braves vs. Nationals Odds

Run Line

Atlanta Braves (-1.5)

Moneyline

Braves (-250)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -121, Under: +100)

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

  • Game Day: Saturday, July 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:05 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
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
Tanner Rainey 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Will Harris 60 Day Injury List Pectoral
Stephen Strasburg 60 Day Injury List Ribs
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

Ian Anderson (5.00 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 5 K) registered the win in the Braves’ 8-4 victory over the Nationals yesterday. Adam Duvall led the way offensively, going 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and an RBI. Patrick Corbin (5.00 IP, 5 R, 9 H, 8 K) took the loss for the Nationals.

Betting Trends

Braves Betting Records and Team Stats

The Braves have won 47, or 67.1%, of the 70 games they’ve played as favorites this season. Atlanta has been at least a -250 moneyline favorite six times this season and won each of those games. Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Braves have a 71.4% chance to win. Atlanta and its opponents have hit the over in 44 of their 92 games with a total this season. In 92 games with a spread this season, the Braves are 45-47-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Austin Riley 90 .282 (36) .345 (49) .568 (6) 6.6% (7) 25.8% (129) 7.2% (103)
Matt Olson 92 .256 (77) .342 (56) .483 (27) 3.9% (48) 23.9% (107) 11.6% (29)
Dansby Swanson 92 .293 (24) .351 (42) .480 (30) 3.9% (48) 26.5% (133) 7.5% (94)
Marcell Ozuna 88 .224 (130) .281 (143) .412 (86) 4.6% (28) 22.4% (98) 7.1% (107)
Travis d’Arnaud 62 .262 (-) .311 (-) .464 (-) 4.3% (-) 20.1% (-) 4.3% (-)

Nationals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Nationals have won in 23, or 29.9%, of the 77 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. Washington has a mark of 1-3 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +207 or worse on the moneyline. The Nationals have an implied victory probability of 32.6% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Washington’s games have gone over the total in 44 of their 92 opportunities. The Nationals have an against the spread mark of 39-53-0 in 92 games with a line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Juan Soto 89 .247 (92) .405 (4) .490 (23) 4.9% (22) 14.0% (23) 20.5% (1)
Josh Bell 91 .308 (10) .388 (9) .500 (19) 3.4% (62) 13.8% (21) 10.7% (44)
Nelson Cruz 88 .242 (103) .324 (86) .361 (134) 2.3% (104) 22.3% (97) 10.3% (52)
César Hernández 91 .244 (97) .306 (116) .307 (151) 0.0% (154) 18.0% (58) 7.3% (101)
Keibert Ruiz 71 .255 (78) .317 (100) .355 (139) 1.1% (143) 10.6% (8) 7.4% (97)

Braves vs. Nationals Picks and Predictions

Our best pick for Braves vs. Nationals is the Braves (-250 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. For the over/under, we recommend betting on the over on 8.5 runs.

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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