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MLB Betting Line Favors the Washington Nationals over the Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Nationals in Washington at Nationals Park on Monday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Stephen Strasburg gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 7-2 mark. In the other dugout, Mike Foltynewicz brings a 4-5 ledger to the game for the Atlanta Braves as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Atlanta Braves were 212 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.5-2.9 win 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 sport a record of 38-24 heading into this matchup, while the Atlanta Braves sit at 27-35 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Atlanta injuries news.

The Washington Nationals sit at No. 7 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Atlanta Braves sit at No. 21 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 3-ranked scoring average of 5.37 runs per game, against a Atlanta Braves offense rated No. 19 and scoring 4.4 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 9.48 hits per game to date this season, more than the Braves hitters have managed (9.08 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.72 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to New York on Sunday at SunTrust Park.

The Nationals starter, M Scherzer, was terrific in striking out 10 Texas batters last time out, but Washington still lost 5-1 on Sunday at Nationals Park.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Washington, Tuesday, June 13th