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Aug 17, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

59-62TEAM RECORD75-47

The visiting Nationals hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves.

For the Braves, Mike Minor gets the ball, charged with keeping the Nationals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Stephen Strasburg, 6-9 on the year.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Atlanta was a -118 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 6.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 5-rated Braves and the league No. 8-ranked Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 14 in the National League at 8.1 hits per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 7 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.

The Nationals were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -178 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Washington lost in extra innings against the Braves on Friday as Atlanta edged them 3-2 at Turner Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 8-2
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 13 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games
Atlanta is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Sunday, August 18