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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals meet at Nationals Park.
Kris Medlen will be the starting pitcher for the Braves on this day. Righthander Medlen is 8-10 this season with a 3.85 ERA.
Medlen's opponent in this one will be Jordan Zimmermann. The Nationals righthander has a 3.06 ERA to go along with a 13-6 record this season.
Atlanta was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Nationals. They won as +102 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Atlanta has won 12 straight games.
Washington has lost 3 straight games.
Atlanta: 69-45 SU
Washington: 54-59 SU
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 10-0
Washington most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
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 on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta home to Miami, Friday, August 9
Washington home to Philadelphia, Friday, August 9