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Nationals vs Braves Baseball Game Preview

Washington NationalsAtlanta Braves
May 12, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

18-18TEAM RECORD20-18

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

Derek Lowe gets the call for the Atlanta Braves and he will try to build on a 3-3 mark. In the other dugout, Jordan Zimmermann brings a 2-4 ledger to the game for the Nationals as he tries to quiet the Braves bats.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Braves in this one will find them as -205 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 15-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 2-rated Braves in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 16 in the National League at 7.3 hits per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 11 ranking in that category.

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 8-rated defense.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 7-3 winner as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at +188 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Nationals beat Atlanta in extra innings, earning a 7-3 victory at Turner Field in MLB wagering action.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Florida are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

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

Next up:
Washington home to Florida, Friday, May 13
Atlanta home to Philadelphia, Friday, May 13