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Nationals face Atlanta Braves: MLB odds preview and stats

Washington NationalsAtlanta Braves
June 29, 7:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

43-31TEAM RECORD40-35

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Atlanta and Washington on Friday, with the host Braves trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Braves will turn to Randall Delgado and his 4-8 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Nationals send Ross Detwiler (3-3) to the hill.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-125 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Braves - Nationals odds would favor the Nationals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 6 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 4 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 3 ranked National League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3.4 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 1-rated defense.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 11-10 loser as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at +130 were rewarded, while the 21 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington lost a tight one on Thursday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 11-10 score against Colorado at Coors Field.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Diamondbacks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at +107 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Braves were saddled with a loss last time out in Jair Jurrjens' start, as they lost 3-2 against Arizona on Thursday at Turner Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 12 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Washington is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games at home
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Saturday, June 30

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