Braves vs. Nationals odds, line: MLB picks, Sunday Night Baseball predictions from model on 22-7 roll

Week 17 of the MLB season concludes when the Washington Nationals visit the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park in a pivotal NL East battle on Sunday Night Baseball. First pitch is schedule for 7:08 p.m. ET. The MLB standings entering Sunday show the Braves up 5.5 games in the division, with the Nationals recently surging into second place. Washington is 7-3 in its last 10 games. Oddsmakers list Atlanta as the -164 favorite (risk $164 to win $100), with the over-under for total runs set at 11 in the last Braves vs. Nationals odds. Before locking in any Braves vs. Nationals picks of your own, be sure to see the Sunday Night Baseball predictions from the proven projection model over at SportsLine. 

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, entered Week 17 of the MLB season on a sizzling 22-7 run on top-rated MLB money line picks, returning almost $1,900 on the season for $100 bettors. Anybody who has been following it is way up.

Now the model has dialed in on Braves vs. Nationals. We can tell you it's leaning under, and it also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only see that pick at SportsLine.

The model knows that the Braves rolled into the All-Star break as one of the hottest teams in the league and then swept the Padres in their first series of the second half of the season. But they've cooled a bit since that point, dropping two out of three against the Brewers and then two of the first three in this important series against the Nationals. They can salvage a split with a win this evening.

Kevin Gausman takes the hill for Atlanta. He was a crucial trade deadline addition for the Braves last year, recording an impressive 2.87 ERA after coming over from Baltimore. He has struggled this season and is coming off a stint on the injured list (foot). The Braves hope some time off for him will help him regain his late 2018 form. He's backed by a powerful lineup including Freddie Freeman, Ronald Acuna, Josh Donaldson and Ozzie Albies

But just because Atlanta has plenty of big bats does not mean it is the best value on the Braves vs. Nationals money line.

That's because Washington is rolling, taking two of the first three games of this series as part of a larger 11-4 run that has helped them get back in the conversation in the NL East. The Nationals will turn to Joe Ross on the mound. He's appeared in 17 games as a reliever this year, but got a start in the minors recently to help prepare him for this opportunity. Washington is 5-3 against Atlanta on the year. 

So who wins Nationals vs. Braves? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the money line you should be all over on Sunday, all from the advanced model on a 22-7 roll, and find out.

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