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Washington Nationals Starter Max Scherzer Out to Silence Atlanta Braves Bats in MLB Contest

The Washington Nationals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Atlanta Braves arrive at Nationals Park on Wednesday.

The match puts starter Luiz Gohara for the Atlanta Braves on the hill facing Max Scherzer for the Washington Nationals. Gohara brings a 0-1 mark to the game, while Scherzer is 14-5 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Washington Nationals as -340 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.5-5.7 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

Washington (88-56) will face the 65-78 Braves in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Atlanta injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Washington Nationals and the No. 18-rated Atlanta Braves in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Atlanta Braves rank No. 5 at 9.2 hits per game. That compares with the Washington Nationals No. 3 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the No. 26 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

J Teheran silenced the Nationals bats in a 8-0 victory last time out versus Washington at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Washington is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Washington is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Washington, Thursday, September 14th