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Washington Nationals Starter Tanner Roark Out to Silence Atlanta Braves Bats in MLB Contest

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Atlanta Braves dueling the Washington Nationals on Friday at Nationals Park.

Julio Teheran gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Atlanta Braves on Friday; he's 9-7 on the season. The Washington Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Tanner Roark, who will be looking to improve on his 4-4 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Atlanta Braves were listed as 185 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.4-2 win for the Nationals on Friday. 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

68-65 Washington battles the Braves, currently with a 54-80 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Atlanta injuries news.

The Washington Nationals sit at No. 5 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Atlanta Braves sit at No. 30 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Atlanta Braves rank No. 22 at 8.43 hits per game. That compares with the Washington Nationals No. 20 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Atlanta features the No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.87 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Thursday, suffering a 15-1 humiliation against Washington.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 12 games
  • Atlanta is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Washington, Saturday, September 5th