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May 11, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

17-18TEAM RECORD20-17

The Washington Nationals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Braves in Atlanta at Turner Field on Wednesday in baseball odds action.

John Lannan, with a record of 2-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Nationals, while the Braves trot Tommy Hanson to the mound in this one. He is 4-3 so far in 2011.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Braves as -230 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 2-ranked Braves and the National League No. 15-rated Nationals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Nationals average 7.2 hits per game, good for No. 16 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

The Nationals were a 7-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +188 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Washington got the job done in their last match in a 7-6 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday at Turner Field behind starter Jason Marquis.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Washington's last 17 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 18 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Thursday, May 12

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