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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves in MLB odds

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Aug 1, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Odds

63-46TEAM RECORD51-56

The Washington Nationals battle the visiting Atlanta Braves on Monday in MLB betting action at Nationals Park.

The match puts starter Jair Jurrjens for the Braves on the hill facing Livan Hernandez for the Nationals. Jurrjens brings a 12-3 mark to the game, while Hernandez is 5-10 to date on the season.

View Atlanta vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 130 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

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:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 7.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Braves hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Marlins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Marlins at +136 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Atlanta looks to rebound from a loss to the Marlins, who beat them 3-1 on Sunday behind a start from Ricky Nolasco at Turner Field.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Mets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -118 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over New York on Sunday at Nationals Park behind starter Jordan Zimmermann.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Florida are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Braves at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games at home
Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at Washington, Tuesday, August 2

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