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Washington NationalsAtlanta Braves
Sep 1, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

63-71TEAM RECORD80-55

The visiting Nationals hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves.

Washington puts its faith in starter Chien-Ming Wang to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-2. Getting the ball for the Braves is Tim Hudson, who owns a 13-8 record on the season with a 3.10 ERA.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Nationals listed as underdogs of +-215 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 3-rated Braves and the league No. 15-ranked Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Atlanta and its National League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 13 lineup of the Nationals at 3.8 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -152 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Nationals were saddled with a loss last time out in John Lannan's start, as they lost 3-1 against Atlanta on Wednesday at Turner Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington's last 13 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 15 games on the road
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Atlanta's last 13 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to NY Mets, Friday, September 2
Atlanta home to LA Dodgers, Friday, September 2

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