Moneyline favors Nationals in battle with Braves
Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds
The Atlanta Braves host Washington on Monday, looking to build on their 15-9 mark against the 13-12 Nationals in MLB betting action at Turner Field.
The Braves will turn to Julio Teheran and his 1-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Nationals send Stephen Strasburg (1-4) to the hill.
Atlanta was a +133 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 7-ranked Braves and the National League No. 13-rated Nationals in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 14 in the National League at 7.7 hits per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 8 ranking in that category.
Atlanta owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 9-rated defense.
Washington lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Reds on April 28. Bettors who backed the Reds at -108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Reds, who beat them 5-2 on Sunday behind a start from Tony Cingrani at Nationals Park.
In their last action, Atlanta was an 8-3 loser on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Atlanta looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 8-3 on Sunday behind a start from Doug Fister at Comerica Park.
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Washington's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Washington at Atlanta, Tuesday, April 30