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Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves

The Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Turner Field.

The Nationals will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Gio Gonzalez in this game. Gonzalez has a 7-5 record and a 3.42 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Braves will be Julio Teheran. The righthander has a 3.08 ERA to go along with a 9-6 record this season.

Last time out for Washington, they were an 8-7 winner as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at +110 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Washington: 60-62 SU
Atlanta: 75-48 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Chi Cubs, Monday, August 19
Atlanta at NY Mets, Tuesday, August 20