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Moneyline Favors Washington Nationals in MLB Battle with Atlanta Braves

Nationals Park hosts an MLB battle between the Washington Nationals and the visiting Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

The Washington Nationals will rely on Tanner Roark to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Julio Teheran will be his counterpart for the Atlanta Braves. Tanner Roark is 6-3 this season, and Julio Teheran is 5-4.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Washington was a -162 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.3-3.5 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 39-25 heading into this matchup, while the Atlanta Braves sit at 28-36 on the season 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. 7 and the Atlanta Braves sitting at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.52 runs per game, against a Atlanta Braves offense rated No. 18 and scoring 4.52 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 9.67 hits per game to date this season, more than the Braves hitters have managed (9.17 per nine innings).

Defensively, Atlanta features the No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.03 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 at home, scoring 5.45 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-5 to Washington on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games
  • Atlanta is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta home to Miami, Friday, June 16th
Washington at New York, Thursday, June 15th