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Baseball odds preview - Atlanta vs. Washington

Atlanta BravesWashington Nationals
Aug 7, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Odds

69-45TEAM RECORD54-59

The Washington Nationals battle the visiting Atlanta Braves on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Nationals Park.

For the Nationals, Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball, charged with keeping the Braves hitters off the base paths. He'll face Kris Medlen, 8-10 on the year.

View Atlanta vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -126 for the Nationals in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals - Braves odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 8 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Atlanta is at No. 7 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 2 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Braves hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Atlanta was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Nationals. They won as +102 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Atlanta got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Washington on Tuesday at Nationals Park behind starter Julio Teheran.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 10-0

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Braves at Nationals trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to Miami, Friday, August 9
Washington home to Philadelphia, Friday, August 9

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