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Baseball Matchup - Atlanta Braves Washington Nationals Odds Preview

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Aug 16, 7:30 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The Washington Nationals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Braves in Atlanta at Turner Field on Friday in baseball odds action.

Atlanta hands the ball to starter Alex Wood in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-1 mark on the year. Washington counters with Taylor Jordan, who will try to quiet the fans and the Braves bats at the same time.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Atlanta was a -164 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:
The Braves - Nationals odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 5 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 8 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 8.6 hits per game. The Nationals average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Washington lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Giants on August 15. Bettors who backed the Giants at +147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Giants, who beat them 4-3 on Thursday behind a start from Ryan Vogelsong at Nationals Park.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Phillies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -188 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Braves grabbed a win last time out, defeating John Lannan and the Phillies 6-3 on Wednesday at Turner Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
Atlanta is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Saturday, August 17