Braves host Nationals Sunday Night MLB
Alex Wood will be on the mound for the Atlanta Braves on Sunday Night Baseball as they battle the division-rival Washington Nationals in an MLB betting matchup.
Wood sits at 7-9 with a 3.20 ERA on the season, and in his four career starts against the Nationals he's 1-1 with a 1.57 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 23 innings.
Gio Gonzalez is the probable pitcher for Washington on Sunday night; Gonzalez sits at 6-8 with a 4.01 ERA so far on the season.
Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Opening Odds and Betting Line
Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Washington Nationals listed as underdogs of 105 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.
Computer Prediction: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Pick
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.5-3.8 result in favor of the Nationals. 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
59-57 Atlanta battles the Nationals, currently with a 63-52 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Washington injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Atlanta Braves rated this week at No. 16 and the Washington Nationals sitting at No. 2.
How Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Stats Matchup
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Washington Nationals rank No. 18 at 8.57 hits per game. That compares with the Atlanta Braves No. 21 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Atlanta has the No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 4 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Nationals were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Washington won a close affair on Saturday in their last outing, defeating Atlanta 4-1 in extra innings at Turner Field.
Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Betting Odds Trends
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
Washington is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing Washington
Next Betting Matchups
Washington at New York, Tuesday, August 12th
Atlanta home to Los Angeles, Monday, August 11th