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MLB BASEBALL

Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals

The division rival Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Nationals Park.

The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Mike Minor in this game. Minor has a 11-5 record and a 2.75 ERA this season.

The Nationals will counter Minor with Stephen Strasburg. Righthander Strasburg has a 3.04 ERA to go along with a 5-9 record this season.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Atlanta at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Washington, they were an 8-5 loser as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -114 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Atlanta has won 10 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 67-45 SU
Washington: 54-57 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

Washington most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Washington's last 23 games
Washington is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Washington home to Atlanta, Tuesday, August 6