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Washington Nationals Host Atlanta Braves in MLB Baseball Betting Action

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

It's a pitching duel between Stephen Strasburg for the Washington Nationals (9-2 on the year) and Julio Teheran for Atlanta Braves (6-6 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Washington Nationals as -205 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 7.1-2.6 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

Washington (51-35) will face the 41-44 Braves in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Atlanta injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Washington Nationals rated this week at No. 4 and the Atlanta Braves sitting at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 3 ranked offense (5.53 runs per game) against a Atlanta Braves defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 25 at 5.16 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 9.71 hits per game, more than the Atlanta Braves have managed so far this season (9.07 hits on average).

Washington owns the No. 7 defense, allowing 5.53 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's No. 25-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta lost a tight one on Friday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-4 score against Washington at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 12 games
  • Atlanta is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Washington, Sunday, July 9th