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Gio Gonzalez, Mike Minor take mound in Braves vs Nationals tilt

Washington NationalsAtlanta Braves
Sep 16, 8:05 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The Atlanta Braves look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Nationals arrive at Turner Field on Sunday.

Atlanta hands the ball to starter Mike Minor in this one and he'll try to improve on his 8-10 mark on the year. Washington counters with Gio Gonzalez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Braves bats at the same time.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Braves as +105 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Braves - Nationals odds would favor the Nationals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 6 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 1 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Atlanta and its National League No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 4 lineup of the Nationals at 4.5 runs per outing.

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 1-rated defense.

Washington lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Braves on September 15. Bettors who backed the Braves at -119 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 5-4 on Saturday behind a start from Tommy Hanson at Turner Field.

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

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Washington is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 18 games
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Atlanta's last 22 games at home
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to LA Dodgers, Tuesday, September 18
Atlanta at Miami, Monday, September 17