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Stephen Strasburg faces Julio Teheran in MLB odds action

Atlanta Braves

Washington Nationals
3-1 April 05, 2014, 07:05 PM | Nationals Park 3-1

MLB wagering interest swings to the Washington vs Atlanta battle on Saturday at Nationals Park as the Nationals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Stephen Strasburg will take the mound for Washington, and he'll carry a 0-0 record into the contest. Julio Teheran gets the ball for Atlanta; he's 0-1 so far this season.View Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Odds and Stats.

The Braves were listed as 158 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 6.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

This game puts the Nationals, most recently No. 1 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Braves, who rate a No. 9 in the latest survey.

Atlanta was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Nationals. They won as +157 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Braves enjoyed a 2-1 victory at the expense of the Nationals on Friday, with David Hale throwing 5 innings of 5-hit ball at Nationals Park.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Braves rank No. 29 at 5.75 hits per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Washington owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 5.75 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's No. 1-rated defense.

Next up:
Atlanta at Washington, Sunday, April 6th