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Atlanta Braves take on the Washington Nationals with Odds and Betting Pick

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Atlanta Braves dueling the Washington Nationals on Sunday at Nationals Park.

Joe Ross will take the mound for the Washington Nationals, and he'll carry a 5-3 record into the contest. Sean Newcomb gets the ball for the Atlanta Braves; he's 1-3 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Nationals were listed as -177 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 10 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.1-4.7 result in favor of 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 sport a record of 51-36 heading into this matchup, while the Atlanta Braves sit at 42-44 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Atlanta injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 4 (Washington Nationals) and the No. 17 (Atlanta Braves) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Washington owns the No. 2 ranking for hits at 9.64 per game. By contrast, the Atlanta Braves are rated No. 7 in the same category at 9.14 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the No. 25 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta routed Washington on Saturday by a 13-0 score at Nationals Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta home to Arizona, Friday, July 14th
Washington at Cincinnati, Friday, July 14th