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Atlanta Braves Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Washington Nationals

Atlanta Braves

vs

Washington Nationals
Monday, September 08, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Atlanta Braves arrive at Nationals Park on Monday.

Washington sends Doug Fister out against Mike Minor for the Atlanta Braves in this game. Fister is 12-6 with a 2.66 ERA on the season, while Minor is 6-9 on the year and has a 4.65 ERA.

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Washington sat as -135 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.5-3.8 win for the Nationals. A 4.5-3.8 result in favor of the Nationals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 80-61 heading into this matchup, while the Atlanta Braves sit at 74-69 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Atlanta injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Washington Nationals at No. 3 and the Atlanta Braves at No. 13 heading into this contest.

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How Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.28 runs per game, against a Atlanta Braves offense rated No. 29 and scoring 3.69 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.64 hits per game to date this season, more than the Braves hitters have managed (8.25 per nine innings).

Defensively, Atlanta features the No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.85 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 at home, scoring 4.56 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta was a 4-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Marlins. They lost as -146 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. Brad Hand shut down the Braves in their last game, striking out 3 in a 4-0 shutout over Atlanta in baseball action at Marlins Park.

In their last action, Washington was a 3-2 winner at home against the Phillies. Bettors on Washington at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Cole Hamels and the Phillies 3-2 on Sunday at Nationals Park.

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Atlanta is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Washington
Washington is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Washington is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Atlanta

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Washington, Tuesday, September 9th

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