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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves meet at Turner Field.
Righthander Tanner Roark will take the mound for the Nationals to start this game. Roark is 1-0 this season with a 3.00 ERA.
It'll be Julio Teheran toeing the rubber for the Braves in this contest. Righthander Teheran is 1-1 with a 2.77 ERA so far this season.
The Nationals were a 7-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -217 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.
Atlanta lost its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Mets on April 10. Bettors who backed the Mets at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Washington has won 4 straight games.
Washington: 7-2 SU
Atlanta: 5-4 SU
Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
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 at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
Atlanta is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Washington
Atlanta home to Washington, Saturday, April 12