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Will Nationals-Braves Go OVER Once Again?

Though the NL East rivalry between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves has been rather one-sided, bettors with a keen eye know that the matchup can be profitable. The OVER has hit in 18 of the past 24 games between the Nats and Braves, including three of their past four. Will that trend continue when the two teams resume their series Friday?

Shark Bites
  • The Braves are 13-34 SU in their last 47 games against the Nationals.
  • The Braves are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games with R.A. Dickey as the starting pitcher.
  • Daniel Murphy is 4-for-6 with 2 HRs against R.A. Dickey this season.

Cy Young front-runner Max Scherzer looks for one more dominant performance before heading into the all-star break. Scherzer has basically been untouchable over the past six weeks, as the righty has a 0.89 ERA with 87 strikeouts to just 10 walks in his past eight starts. The last time Scherzer surrendered more than two runs in an outing came on May 20, against the Braves.

42-year-old R.A. Dickey has actually been looking like an ace for the Braves recently. The knuckleballer has pitched at least 6.0 innings in each of his past three starts and has only surrendered two earned runs in that span. However, the last time Dickey faced the Nationals he gave up eight runs and three home runs while lasting just 5.0 innings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting oddsmakers, including BetOnline, opened the Washington Nationals as -265 moneyline favorites in this matchup. OVER/UNDER total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.2-2.9 win for the Nationals on Friday. 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 50-35 record to the battle against the 41-43 Braves. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Atlanta injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Washington Nationals and the league No. 17-ranked Atlanta Braves, according to the latest MLB power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Atlanta Braves rank No. 7 at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with the Washington Nationals No. 2 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 4.64 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Braves enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Nationals on Thursday, with Mike Foltynewicz throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games
  • Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Washington is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games at home
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Washington, Saturday, July 8