Atlanta Braves Favored by -129 Against Washington Nationals on Friday
The visiting Washington Nationals hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves.
Julio Teheran will take the mound for the Atlanta Braves, and he'll carry a 1-1 record into the contest. Tanner Roark gets the ball for the Washington Nationals; he's 1-0 so far this season.
Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Opening Odds and Betting Line
Computer Prediction: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Pick
Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 5.8-3.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
5-4 Atlanta battles the Nationals, currently with a 7-2 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Washington injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 12 (Atlanta Braves) and the No. 3 (Washington Nationals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta Braves No. 29 ranked offense (2.56 runs per game) against a Washington Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 at 3 runs allowed per game. The Atlanta Braves have been averaging 7.56 hits per game, less than the Washington Nationals have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).
Washington brings the No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves's No. 1-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Nationals were a 7-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -217 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. The Nationals hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Stephen Strasburg struck out 12 batters in 7-1 victory on Thursday at Nationals Park.
Atlanta lost its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Mets on April 10. Bettors who backed the Mets at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-4 to New York on Thursday at Turner Field.
Next Betting Matchups
Washington at Atlanta, Saturday, April 12th