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Washington favored by -134 against Atlanta on Sunday


Atlanta Braves

Washington Nationals
4-1 April 06, 2014, 01:35 PM | Nationals Park 3-2



The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Atlanta Braves invade Nationals Park on Sunday.

The match puts starter Alex Wood for the Braves on the hill facing Taylor Jordan for the Nationals. Wood brings a 1-0 mark to the game, while Jordan is 0-0 to date on the season.View Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Nationals in this matchup found them as -134 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

The Nationals sit at No. 1 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at No. 9 on the same chart.

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Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at +138 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Braves enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Nationals on Saturday, with Julio Teheran throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball at Nationals Park.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Washington and its No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 5 runs per nine innings, against the No. 26 lineup of the Braves at 2.8 runs per outing.

Defensively, Atlanta features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 1.4 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 at home, scoring 1.5 runs per game.

Next up:
Atlanta home to New York, Tuesday, April 8th
Washington home to Miami, Tuesday, April 8th