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Matt Wisler, Doug Fister Take Mound in Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Tilt

MLB wagering interest swings to the Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals battle on Thursday at Nationals Park as the Nationals try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

The Washington Nationals will rely on Doug Fister to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Matt Wisler will be his counterpart for the Atlanta Braves. Doug Fister is 2-3 this season, and Matt Wisler is 1-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Washington Nationals as -170 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.7-3.6 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

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 39-33 heading into this matchup, while the Atlanta Braves sit at 35-37 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Atlanta injuries news.

The Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves odds would favor the Nationals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Atlanta is at No. 14.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 9 ranked offense (4.39 runs per game) against a Atlanta Braves defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 19 at 4.33 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 8.75 hits per game, less than the Atlanta Braves have managed so far this season (8.79 hits on average).

Washington owns the No. 15 defense, allowing 4.39 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's No. 19-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Braves got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Washington on Wednesday; it was a 2-1 final at Nationals Park in MLB wagering action.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 9 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Pittsburgh, Friday, June 26th
Washington at Philadelphia, Friday, June 26th