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Nats' Gonzalez on Losing Run vs Braves

The Washington Nationals have been tagged with a loss in each of Gio Gonzalez's last eight starts against the Atlanta Braves as he takes the mound against them once again on Friday night in baseball odds action at the sportsbooks.

Gonzalez is 2-2 with a 3.86 ERA, blanking the Mets on six hits over seven innings in a victory in his last trip to the mound on May 2. Eric Stults (1-2, 4.91 ERA) is expected to pitch for the Braves on Friday night; Stults gave up six runs in seven innings against the Reds in his most recent start.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Atlanta Braves were 175 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.3-4.1 victory for the Braves. 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 14-15 heading into this matchup, while the Atlanta Braves sit at 14-14 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Atlanta injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Washington Nationals and the league No. 20-ranked Atlanta Braves, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Washington owns the No. 20 ranking for hits at 8.07 per game. By contrast, the Atlanta Braves are rated No. 16 in the same category at 8.39 per game.

Defensively, Atlanta features the No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 at home, scoring 3.62 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Braves enjoyed a 7-5 victory at the expense of the Phillies on Wednesday, with Michael Foltynewicz throwing 5 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Turner Field.

Max Scherzer blew away 10 Miami batters in the Nationals's last start, leading them to a 7-5 win over Miami on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Washington, Saturday, May 9th