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Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

Nationals Park hosts an MLB battle between the Washington Nationals and the visiting Atlanta Braves on Monday.

Ryan Weber gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Atlanta Braves on Monday; he's 1-0 on the season. The Washington Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Max Scherzer, who will be looking to improve on his 15-7 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Washington Nationals as -365 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.5-2.2 win 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 bring a 79-57 record to the battle against the 54-83 Braves. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Atlanta injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Washington Nationals rated this week at No. 16 and the Atlanta Braves sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington Nationals No. 8-rated offense, averaging 4.75 runs per game, against a Atlanta Braves defense that ranks No. 25 at 4.87 in runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, more than Atlanta Braves batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

Defensively, Atlanta features the No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 4.56 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

J Teheran chucked 6 shutout innings at the Phillies in their last game, striking out 7 in a 2-0 win against Philadelphia in baseball action at Citizens Bank Park.

Washington suffered a 5-1 loss against New York on Sunday, as Reynaldo Lopez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citi Field.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Atlanta's last 23 games
  • Atlanta is 18-4 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Washington, Tuesday, September 6th