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Nationals visit Atlanta Braves in MLB clash

Washington NationalsAtlanta Braves
June 30, 4:05 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

44-31TEAM RECORD40-36

The Atlanta Braves host Washington on Saturday, looking to build on their 40-36 mark against the 44-31 Nationals in MLB betting action at Turner Field.

The match puts starter Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals on the hill facing Mike Minor for the Braves. Strasburg brings a 9-2 mark to the game, while Minor is 3-6 to date on the season.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Nationals listed as favorites of 137 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 4-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 6-rated Braves in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3.4 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.2 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at +107 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Braves, a 5-4 final on Friday in support of Ross Detwiler at Turner Field.

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

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Nationals at Braves trends to consider:
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Washington is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 13 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 13 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Sunday, July 1