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Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Atlanta duelling Washington on Monday at Nationals Park.
Mike Minor gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Braves on this day; he's 13-7 on the season. The Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Dan Haren, who will be looking to improve on his 9-13 mark.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Nationals as -105 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 8-ranked Nationals and the National League No. 6-rated Braves in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the National League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.6 hits per game. The Braves average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the National League list.
Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.
Atlanta lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Padres on September 15. Bettors who backed the Padres at +188 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Braves were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the San Diego staff and losing 4-0 to the Padres on Sunday at Turner Field.
Washington won its last outing, a 11-2 result against the Phillies on September 15. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -186 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Washington got the job done in their last match in a 11-2 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday at Nationals Park behind starter Jordan Zimmermann.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Braves at Nationals trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games when playing Washington
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
Atlanta at Washington, Tuesday, September 17