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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Betting Matchup Report

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Aug 3, 1:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Odds

63-48TEAM RECORD53-56

MLB wagering interest swings to the Washington vs Atlanta battle on Wednesday at Nationals Park as the Nationals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Brandon Beachy gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Braves on this day; he's 4-2 on the season. The Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Chien-Ming Wang, who will be looking to improve on his 0-1 mark.

View Atlanta vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Nationals as +151 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals sit at No. 16 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at a National League No. 4 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 15 ranking for hits in the National League at 7.9 per game. By contrast, the Braves are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

The Braves were a 9-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Atlanta looks to rebound from a loss to the Nationals, who beat them 9-3 on Tuesday behind a start from John Lannan at Nationals Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Braves at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 10 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games on the road
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games when playing Atlanta
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at NY Mets, Friday, August 5
Washington at Colorado, Thursday, August 4

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