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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals meet at Nationals Park.
The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Tim Hudson in this game. Hudson has a 1-0 record and a 3.27 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Nationals will be Stephen Strasburg. The righthander has a 4.38 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.
The Braves were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +127 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.
Atlanta has won 7 straight games.
Atlanta: 9-1 SU
Washington: 7-3 SU
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Washington most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Washington home to Atlanta, Sunday, April 14