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Baseball odds preview - Washington vs. Atlanta

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Aug 30, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

62-70TEAM RECORD79-54

The Atlanta Braves will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Washington Nationals invade Turner Field on Tuesday.

Livan Hernandez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Nationals on this day; he's 7-12 on the season. The Braves, meanwhile, will counter with Jair Jurrjens, who will be looking to improve on his 13-5 mark.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Nationals listed as underdogs of +-201 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 3-rated Braves and the league No. 15-ranked Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Atlanta and its National League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 14 lineup of the Nationals at 3.8 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Washington was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Reds. They lost as +130 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Washington lost in extra innings against the Reds on Sunday as Cincinnati edged them 5-4 at Great American Ball Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 8-2
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 11 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 13 games on the road
Washington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 11 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Wednesday, August 31

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