Thursday, June 19th
I think the BRAVES +130 is a solid bet. Jordan Zimmermann has been on fire as of late giving up only one earned run in his last 3 starts, averaging over 8 innings and even striking out 12 in one of those games. BUT those three games have been against the Phillies, Padres, and Cardinals; three teams who haven't exactly been knocking the cover off the ball this season. I think Zimmermann is overvalued and it makes sense to short him here. The Braves have been hitting well lately while the Nats have not. I think Atlanta comes out laser focused for this one as they try to take over first place from the Nats while the the Nats might come out sluggish having been on cruise control coming off a home series vs the Astros. The Braves play a day game game on Wednesday which should help their travel situation.
OFFICIAL RECOMMENDATION: BRAVES +130