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Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Preview

Washington NationalsAtlanta Braves
May 26, 4:05 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The Atlanta Braves battle the visiting Washington Nationals on Saturday in MLB betting action at Turner Field.

The match puts starter Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals on the hill facing Mike Minor for the Braves. Strasburg brings a 4-1 mark to the game, while Minor is 2-4 to date on the season.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Braves as +140 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Braves) and the No. 3 (Nationals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 13 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 2.9 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Washington was a 7-4 winner on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Washington at +137 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Braves, a 7-4 final on Friday in support of Ross Detwiler at Turner Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 12 games
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Atlanta's last 18 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Sunday, May 27