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The division rival Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals are set to renew hostilities on Sunday when they meet at Nationals Park.
The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Paul Maholm in this game. Maholm has a 2-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Nationals will be Gio Gonzalez. The lefthander has a 0.82 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.
Atlanta won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Nationals on April 13. Bettors who backed the Braves at +151 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Atlanta has won 8 straight games.
Washington has lost 2 straight games.
Atlanta: 10-1 SU
Washington: 7-4 SU
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 4-2
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Washington most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
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 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 13 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta home to Kansas City, Tuesday, April 16
Washington at Miami, Monday, April 15