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Atlanta Braves home to Nationals in baseball betting action

Washington NationalsAtlanta Braves
July 1, 1:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The Atlanta Braves look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Nationals arrive at Turner Field on Sunday.

Gio Gonzalez, with a record of 10-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Nationals, while the Braves trot Tim Hudson to the mound in this one. He is 6-3 so far in 2012.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Atlanta opened as -125 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 6-rated Braves and the league No. 4-ranked Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Atlanta and its National League No. 3-rated batting order, averaging 4.6 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 10 lineup of the Nationals at 4.1 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.3 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Washington lost its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Braves on June 30. Bettors who backed the Braves at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Nationals endured a 7-5 loss at the hands of the Braves on Saturday, with Stephen Strasburg throwing 3 innings of 2-hit ball at Turner Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Atlanta is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
Atlanta is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington home to San Francisco, Tuesday, July 3
Atlanta home to Chi Cubs, Monday, July 2

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