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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals meet at Nationals Park.
David Hale will be the starting pitcher for the Braves on this day. Righthander Hale is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.
Starting this game for the Nationals will be Jordan Zimmermann. The righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
Atlanta was a 1-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Brewers. They won as +117 underdogs, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Washington, they were an 8-2 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -119 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Atlanta has won 2 straight games.
Washington has won 3 straight games.
Atlanta: 2-1 SU
Washington: 3-0 SU
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Washington
Atlanta is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta's last 14 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 14 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington home to Atlanta, Saturday, April 5