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Atlanta Braves host Washington Nationals in baseball action

Washington NationalsAtlanta Braves
May 25, 7:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

26-18TEAM RECORD26-20

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Washington duelling Atlanta on Friday at Turner Field.

The Braves will turn to Tim Hudson and his 3-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Nationals send Ross Detwiler (3-3) to the hill.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-150 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Braves) and the No. 3 (Nationals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 2 ranked National League offense (4.9 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3.3 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.9 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 5.5 runs per game.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -147 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 4-1 on Wednesday behind a start from Cole Hamels at Citizens Bank Park.

The Braves were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -121 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. Atlanta didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Cincinnati on Thursday at Great American Ball Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Saturday, May 26

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