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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Preview

Atlanta BravesWashington Nationals
April 12, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Odds

8-1TEAM RECORD7-2

The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Atlanta Braves invade Nationals Park on Friday.

The Nationals will turn to Ross Detwiler and his 0-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Braves send Julio Teheran (0-0) to the hill.

View Atlanta vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Washington was a -135 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals sit at No. 9 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at a National League No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Braves are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.4 per game.

Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0.7 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 5.2 runs per game.

Atlanta was an 8-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Marlins. They won as -155 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors. Mike Minor chucked 5 2/3 shutout innings at the Marlins in their last game, striking out 4 in an 8-0 win against Miami in baseball action at Marlins Park.

In their last action, Washington was a 7-4 winner at home against the White Sox. Bettors on Washington at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Nationals enjoyed a 7-4 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Thursday, with Dan Haren throwing 5 innings of 10-hit ball at Nationals Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Braves at Nationals trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Washington, Saturday, April 13