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Nationals visit Atlanta Braves in MLB clash

Washington NationalsAtlanta Braves
Aug 31, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

63-70TEAM RECORD79-55

The Braves get a visit from the Washington Nationals in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Washington puts its faith in starter John Lannan to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 8-10. Getting the ball for the Braves is Derek Lowe, who owns a 8-12 record on the season with a 4.63 ERA.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Braves as -165 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Braves - Nationals odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 3 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 15 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the National League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

In their last action, Washington was a 9-2 winner on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Washington at +177 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Washington got the job done in their last match in a 9-2 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday at Turner Field behind starter Livan Hernandez.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington's last 12 games when playing Atlanta
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Atlanta's last 12 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Thursday, September 1

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