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Baseball odds preview - Atlanta vs. Washington

Atlanta BravesWashington Nationals
Aug 2, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Odds

63-47TEAM RECORD52-56

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

John Lannan gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 7-7 mark. In the other dugout, Derek Lowe brings a 6-9 ledger to the game for the Braves as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

View Atlanta vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Braves were listed as 100 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nationals rated this week at No. 16 and the Braves sitting at No. 4.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the National League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 7.9 hits per game. The Braves average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Atlanta didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-3 to Washington on Monday at Nationals Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

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

Next up:
Atlanta at Washington, Wednesday, August 3