Braves open as moneyline underdog vs Nationals
Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds
The Atlanta Braves will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Washington Nationals invade Turner Field on Wednesday.
Atlanta hands the ball to starter Paul Maholm in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-2 mark on the year. Washington counters with Jordan Zimmermann, who will try to quiet the fans and the Braves bats at the same time.
This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 7 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 13 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Atlanta's National League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Nationals offense rated No. 12 and scoring 3.6 runs per game in the league. The Braves have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Nationals hitters have managed (7.6 per nine innings).
Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.9 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.
In their last action, Washington was an 8-1 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-1 to Atlanta on Tuesday at Turner Field.
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Washington's last 19 games on the road
Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Washington at Atlanta, Thursday, May 2