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Washington Nationals Favored by -200 Against Atlanta Braves on Saturday

The Washington Nationals will look to improve on a 69-65 record when they take on the Atlanta Braves, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Saturday.

Shelby Miller, with a record of 5-12 on the season, gets the ball for the Atlanta Braves, while the Washington Nationals trot Gio Gonzalez to the mound in this one. He is 9-7 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Washington Nationals as -200 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.5-2 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 bring a 69-65 record to the battle against the 54-80 Braves. 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. 5 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Atlanta is at No. 30.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Washington owns the No. 21 ranking for hits at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Atlanta Braves are rated No. 22 in the same category at 8.43 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the No. 26 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta lost a tight one on Friday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-2 score against Washington at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Washington, Sunday, September 6th