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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds
The Atlanta Braves battle the visiting Washington Nationals on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Turner Field.
Tim Hudson will take the mound for Atlanta, and he'll carry a 2-1 record into the contest. Gio Gonzalez gets the ball for Washington; he's 2-1 so far this season.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Braves as -105 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The Braves - Nationals odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 7 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 13 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 13 in the National League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 9 ranking in that category.
Washington brings the National League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 1-ranked defense.
Washington lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Braves on April 29. Bettors who backed the Braves at +112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Nationals endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Braves on Monday, with Stephen Strasburg throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Turner Field.
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Washington's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Atlanta
Washington is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Washington at Atlanta, Wednesday, May 1