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Mike Minor vs Ross Detwiler matchup featured in MLB action

Atlanta BravesWashington Nationals
Sep 25, 1:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Odds

89-69TEAM RECORD77-80

The Nationals get a visit from the Atlanta Braves in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Mike Minor for the Braves on the hill facing Ross Detwiler for the Nationals. Minor brings a 5-2 mark to the game, while Detwiler is 3-5 to date on the season.

View Atlanta vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Nationals as +105 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals sit at No. 15 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at a National League No. 4 on the same chart.

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 8.2 hits per game. The Braves average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the National League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

The Braves were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +139 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Atlanta suffered a 4-1 loss against Washington on Saturday, as Brandon Beachy wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing Florida are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Braves at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Atlanta's last 16 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 9 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to Philadelphia, Monday, September 26
Washington at Florida, Monday, September 26