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The Atlanta Braves' Kyle Wright can become the first 19-game winner in the majors when he takes the mound on Monday in the first game of a three-game series against the Washington Nationals. The 26-year-old Wright (18-5, 3.18 ERA) has won five of his last six starts, and on Monday he faces the Nationals' Cory Abbott (0-2, 4.37). Atlanta (91-55) is a -365 favorite in the latest Braves vs. Nationals odds from Caesars Sportsbook while Washington (51-95) is a +285 underdog.

First pitch is set for 7:20 p.m. ET at Truist Park in Atlanta. The game is one of nine on the MLB schedule for Monday. Elsewhere in the majors, two American League teams heading for the playoffs -- the Astros and Rays -- open a series in Tampa, and two National League Cy Young winners -- the Brewers' Corbin Burnes and the Mets' Max Scherzer -- meet in Milwaukee. Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to see the predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it is 321-272 on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of the 2021 season, returning more than $600 for $100 bettors during that span. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win it all last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

Now, the model has locked in three confident MLB best bets for Monday. They all involve games at 7:40 p.m. ET or later, so there's still time to get these MLB picks in. If you successfully parlay the picks, you'd be looking at a payout of almost 6-1. You can only see the model's MLB picks at SportsLine

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After simulating every game on Monday 10,000 times, the model is high on Milwaukee (-120) to knock off the New York Mets. The Brewers (78-68) are in the thick of the wild card hunt in the NL, two games behind the Phillies for the third and final wild-card berth. Meanwhile, the Mets (93-55) have been treading water recently, going 8-7 in their last 15 games.

Few hitters in baseball have been as hot as Milwaukee's Willy Adames. The 27-year-old shortstop enters the series on a nine-game hitting streak. He is 13-of-33 over that stretch (.393 batting average) with four homers and 13 RBI. He has elevated his OPS over that time from .736 to .781. See who else to back right here.

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The model also locked in two other best bets for Monday. You can see the model's MLB Monday best bets and parlay only at SportsLine.

What MLB picks should you target for a payout of almost 6-1? Visit SportsLine now to see the MLB best bets from an advanced model that is on a 321-272 run on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of 2021.