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Nationals vs Braves Baseball Game Preview

Washington NationalsAtlanta Braves
April 30, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

13-13TEAM RECORD16-9

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.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
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.

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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

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Wednesday, May 1