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The Atlanta Braves will be trying to extend a winning streak on Saturday when they take on the Washington Nationals at Turner Field.
The Nationals will give the ball to starter Stephen Strasburg in this one. Righthander Strasburg is 6-9 this season with a 2.83 ERA.
Starting this game for the Braves will be Mike Minor. The lefthander has a 2.87 ERA to go along with a 12-5 record this season.
The Nationals were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -178 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Washington has lost 2 straight games.
Atlanta has won 3 straight games.
Washington: 59-62 SU
Atlanta: 75-47 SU
Washington most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 8-2
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 13 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games
Atlanta is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Atlanta home to Washington, Sunday, August 18