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Baseball Matchup - Atlanta Braves Washington Nationals Odds Preview

Washington NationalsAtlanta Braves
May 2, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

14-14TEAM RECORD17-10

Atlanta will look to improve on its 17-10 record when take on Washington, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Thursday.

Atlanta sends Kris Medlen out against Dan Haren for the Nationals in this game. Medlen is 1-3 with a 3.26 ERA on the season, while Haren is 2-3 on the year and has a 6.29 ERA.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-154 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 7 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 13 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Atlanta and its National League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 13 lineup of the Nationals at 3.5 runs per outing.

Washington brings the National League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 1-ranked defense.

In their last action, Washington was a 2-0 winner on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Washington at +129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. chucked shutout innings at the Braves in their last game, striking out in a 2-0 win against Atlanta in baseball action at Turner Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 9-1
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Washington's last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Atlanta is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games

Next up:
Washington at Pittsburgh, Friday, May 3
Atlanta home to NY Mets, Friday, May 3