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July 17, 1:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

47-47TEAM RECORD55-39

MLB wagering interest swings to the Atlanta vs Washington battle on Sunday at Turner Field as the Braves try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The match puts starter Tom Gorzelanny for the Nationals on the hill facing Jair Jurrjens for the Braves. Gorzelanny brings a 2-6 mark to the game, while Jurrjens is 12-3 to date on the season.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Atlanta sat as -200 favorites. The total was set at 7.

Power Rankings:
The Braves sit at No. 5 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nationals sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Atlanta's National League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Nationals offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Braves have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Nationals hitters have managed (7.8 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Washington won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Braves on July 16. Bettors who backed the Nationals at +165 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Braves, a 5-2 final on Saturday in support of John Lannan at Turner Field.

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

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Houston, Monday, July 18
Atlanta at Colorado, Monday, July 18

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