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Dominant Scherzer Lucrative MLB Pick

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer has surrendered just three runs on six hits over his last three starts and will have a three-game payout streak on the line on Thursday night as he takes the mound against the rival Atlanta Braves.

Scherzer is 9-5 with a 1.79 ERA on the season, and he cruised to a win over the Phillies last time out when he gave up just two runs on five hits over eight innings of work. Manny Banuelos makes his MLB debut for the Braves.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Washington Nationals listed as favorites of -216 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.3-3.9 victory for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Atlanta Braves bring a 37-41 record to the battle against the 43-35 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Washington injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Atlanta Braves at No. 18 and the Washington Nationals at No. 5 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has baseball's No. 21-rated offensive output, at 8.71 hits per game. The Washington Nationals average 8.78 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 24-rated road mark, allowing 4.57 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to Atlanta on Wednesday at Turner Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Atlanta
  • Atlanta is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games
  • Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Atlanta is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to San Francisco, Friday, July 3rd
Atlanta home to Philadelphia, Friday, July 3rd

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