It took some time for the 2022 Atlanta Braves (34-27) to get going this year coming off their 2021 World Series title, but they've heated up in a major way recently. Atlanta has won 11 straight games, its longest winning streak since 2013. The Braves go for a dozen on Monday night as they take on NL East rivals the Washington Nationals (23-39). Atlanta sends Ian Anderson (5-3, 4.53 ERA) to the mound. Washington counters with starting pitcher Josiah Gray (6-4, 4.33 ERA) . 

First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Atlanta as the -145 favorite (risk $145 to win $100) in the Braves vs. Nationals odds. The over-under for total runs scored is 10. Before locking in any Nationals vs. Braves picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a strong start to the 2022 season. It's on a 55-42 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 10 weeks, returning over $600 for $100 players. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Braves vs. Nationals, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Nationals vs. Braves:

  • Braves vs. Nationals moneyline: Atlanta -145, Washington +125
  • Braves vs. Nationals run-line: Atlanta -1.5 (+110)
  • Braves vs. Nationals over-under: 10 runs
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  • ATL: Braves are 5-0 in their last five road games
  • WAS: Over is 4-0 in Nationals' last four Monday games
Featured Game | Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves

Why you should back the Braves

Atlanta's offense has found a new level recently. The Braves have scored at least six runs six times during their current 11-game winning streak. Atlanta's lineup is formidable with Ronald Acuna Jr. leading the way, and hot bats like Dansby Swanson, Ozzie Albies and Michael Harris all adding big hits recently.

The Braves also lead the NL in ERA over the past two weeks at 2.79. Atlanta has won three straight games with Anderson starting, and the talented young righty has struck out at least five per game in his last four outings. From there, Atlanta has multiple top-tier options in its bullpen with closer Kenley Jansen already piling up 18 saves on the season. 

Why you should back the Nationals 

First baseman Josh Bell has been a natural run-producing bat in the lineup for Washington. Bell can hit for both average and power. The 2019 All-Star also has the versatility to play first base and the corner outfield positions. Bell is leading the team in batting average (.302), RBIs (37) and has seven home runs. On June 10, he was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer.

Right fielder Juan Soto has an electric bat with big-time power in his swing. Soto can smack the ball all around the yard with ease due to his excellent hands and pitch recognition. The 2021 All-Star leads the team in home runs (13) with 28 RBIs. He's also on a five-game hitting streak as they head into this contest. 

How to make Nationals vs. Braves picks 

SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting 9.1 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model's MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Braves vs. Nationals? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.