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Washington Nationals Favored by -280 Against Atlanta Braves on Friday

The visiting Atlanta Braves hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at Nationals Park against the Washington Nationals.

Washington sends Stephen Strasburg out against Mike Foltynewicz for the Atlanta Braves in this game. Strasburg is 15-2 with a 2.80 ERA on the season, while Foltynewicz is 5-5 on the year and has a 4.25 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Nationals were listed as -280 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.4-3.7 victory for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals bring a 67-46 record to the battle against the 43-72 Braves. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Atlanta injuries news.

This game puts the Washington Nationals, most recently No. 6 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Atlanta Braves, who rate a No. 19 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has baseball's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.54 hits per game. The Atlanta Braves average 8.34 hits per game, good for No. 24 on the list.

Defensively, Atlanta features the No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.48 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 at home, scoring 4.36 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta looks to rebound from a loss to the Brewers, who beat them 11-3 on Thursday behind a start from M Garza at Miller Park.

Washington rolled to a 7-4 win against Cleveland on Wednesday, as G Gonzalez and the Nationals' bats led the team to victory at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

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