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MLB BASEBALL

Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals meet at Nationals Park.

The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Mike Minor in this game. Minor has a 13-7 record and a 3.15 ERA this season.

It'll be Dan Haren toeing the rubber for the Nationals in this contest. Righthander Haren is 9-13 with a 5.05 ERA so far this season.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Padres on September 15. Bettors who backed the Padres at +188 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Washington won its last outing, a 11-2 result against the Phillies on September 15. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -186 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Atlanta: 89-60 SU
Washington: 79-70 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Washington most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games when playing Washington
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Washington home to Atlanta, Tuesday, September 17