Braves Fixed on Baseball Wagering Upset
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
With the NBA’s season coming to a close this past Monday, sports betting sites and fans alike will begin to shift their focus towards Major League Baseball. Tuesday will bring a full MLB menu for players. But before we breakdown today’s matchups, let’s take a glimpse at Monday’s betting results.
Born on a Monday
Monday’s game results were pretty surprising. The Philadelphia Phillies ended up giving the Boston Red Sox a run for their money, but the Sox prevailed 6-5. The Seattle Marines blew out the leaders of the AL Central, the Minnesota Twins, 14-3 and the Texas Rangers knocked off the top dog in the AL West, the Houston Astros, 6-1 to deliver Monday’s upsets.
Equally as impressive was Atlanta’s 11-10 over the NL East leading Washington Nationals. The Braves were more than 10-games behind Washington, but that didn’t stop them from delivering a daring upset. However, that baseball wagering upset wasn’t the greatest thing to come out of Atlanta these last couple of days.
For those who are out of the loop, the Braves have introduced the most rollicking mid-inning promotion the MLB has ever seen: Beat the Freeze. The promotion takes an eager fan from the crowd and has him race The Freeze; a superhuman cloaked in spearmint-colored spandex, all the while enjoying a 200-foot head start. The spectacle makes for brilliant entertainment and is sure to make the rounds on social media.
The Braves will take to the diamond this Tuesday to try to upset the Nationals once again, and at the very least give baseball wagering fans their fix of The Freeze. This game will mark the second-game of the Braves’ third series against Washington. So far this season, Atlanta is 3-4 against the Nationals. Let’s see if the MLB sports odds are giving Monday’s upset any consideration when putting together the odds for Tuesday’s contest.
Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals – Tuesday, June 13th
When: 7:05 pm ET
Where: Nationals Park, Washington D.C.
Series: Game 2 of 3-Game Series
TV: MLBN, Local Broadcasts
MLB Sports Odds:
Atlanta Braves +1 ½ (EV) 9 ½ (-115) +193
Washington Nationals -1 ½ (-120) 9 ½ (-105) -213
The Braves ride into this contest sporting a 38-25 record that ranks them 3rd in the NL East 10-games behind 1st place Washington and 2-games behind the 2nd place Mets. The Braves haven’t made a postseason appearance in 3-years and even though they’re not on track to make the playoffs, Atlanta could still salvage this season.
The Braves will be sending RA Dickey to the mound against Washington. Dickey is 4-4 on the season with a 4.73 ERA. Dickey has been on fire this last week, posting a 1.29 ERA and 0.43 WHIP in 7 innings pitched. Nevertheless, Dickey’s recent success isn’t enough to tilt the baseball wagering odds in Atlanta’s favor.
Monday’s loss against the Braves marks Washington’s 4th straight defeat. Before they opened up this series against the Nationals, the Nats lost three straight against the Texas Rangers. Before this recent bump, Washington had built up a sizable lead atop the NL East. However, if they keep this up, it won’t be long before either the Mets or the Braves will be knocking at their front doorstep.
The Nats enter Monday’s contest with a 38-25 record that ranks them 1st in the NL East and gives them a 8 ½ game lead over 2nd place New York. Washington will be looking to make the playoffs for the second consecutive season, and since the NL East is offering very little competition this season, it’s more than likely that the Nats will make it.
Washington will be starting Joe Ross this Tuesday. Ross is 3-2 on the season with a less than impressive 6.16 ERA. However, Ross hasn’t been half bad as of late, posting a 1.23 ERA in his last 7.1 innings pitched.