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Washington NationalsAtlanta Braves
June 2, 1:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

28-28TEAM RECORD33-22

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Atlanta and Washington on Sunday, with the host Braves trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Paul Maholm gets the call for the Atlanta Braves and he will try to build on a 6-4 mark. In the other dugout, Nate Karns brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the Nationals as he tries to quiet the Braves bats.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Atlanta was a -155 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 8.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 9-ranked Braves and the National League No. 12-rated Nationals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Atlanta's National League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Nationals offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.5 runs per game in the league. The Braves have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Nationals hitters have managed (7.5 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -141 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington lost in extra innings against the Braves on Saturday as Atlanta edged them 2-1 at Turner Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing NY Mets are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Atlanta is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington home to NY Mets, Tuesday, June 4
Atlanta home to Pittsburgh, Monday, June 3