Point Spread: 1.50 | -170.00 Atlanta (Away)
I think the Braves have a shot at winning this game outright. That said, this one could easily see extra innings and in a case like that, I'm laying the price for the extra 1.5 runs in my back pocket.
The Braves come in hungry after getting swept 0-3 at the Phillies.
With that awkward first series out of the way though, ATL looks to settle down and be much more competitive in the opener of this three-game series in the Nation's capital.
Drew Smyly is coming off a big year and decent spring for the Braves and I think he's a "wash" here vs. Max Scherzer, who is not the same pitcher that he was in 2017.
The Nationals are coming off a weird COVID issue to open the season and I think they'll struggle with consistency to start.
The Braves on the other hand have already hit the panic button after the 0-3 start.
Lay the price, grab ATLANTA on the RUNLINE.
Good luck, NP