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Baseball odds preview - Atlanta vs. Washington

Atlanta Braves

Washington Nationals
89-60 September 17, 2013, 01:05 PM | Nationals Park 79-70

Baseball bettors look for value at Nationals Park on Tuesday as host Washington battles the Atlanta Braves in baseball odds action.

Washington sends Dan Haren out against Mike Minor for the Braves in this game. Haren is 9-13 with a 5.02 ERA on the season, while Minor is 13-7 on the year and has a 3.15 ERA.

View Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Odds and Stats.

The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 9-rated Braves taking on the No. 3-rated Nationals in this contest.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Padres on September 15. Bettors who backed the Padres at +188 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Braves were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the San Diego staff and losing 4-0 to the Padres on Sunday at Turner Field.

Washington won its last outing, a 11-2 result against the Phillies on September 15. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -186 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Washington got the job done in their last match in a 11-2 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday at Nationals Park behind starter Jordan Zimmermann.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Braves rank No. 21 at 8.38 hits per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 17 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.81 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

A few Braves at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games

Next up:
Atlanta at Montreal, Tuesday, September 17th