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Stephen Strasburg vs Julio Teheran matchup featured in MLB action

Washington NationalsAtlanta Braves
May 31, 7:30 PM | GrassTurner Field

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

27-27TEAM RECORD32-21

The Atlanta Braves host Washington on Friday, looking to build on their 32-21 mark against the 27-27 Nationals in MLB betting action at Turner Field.

Atlanta hands the ball to starter Julio Teheran in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-1 mark on the year. Washington counters with Stephen Strasburg, who will try to quiet the fans and the Braves bats at the same time.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Braves were listed as +123 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Braves at No. 9 in the National League and the Nationals at No. 12 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Atlanta's National League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Nationals offense rated No. 12 and scoring 3.5 runs per game in the league. The Braves have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the Nationals hitters have managed (7.6 per nine innings).

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 6-rated defense.

Washington lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Orioles on May 30. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -134 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Freddy Garcia in a losing cause, 2-0, against Baltimore on Thursday.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 11-3 winner as they battled the Blue Jays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -139 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Braves grabbed a win last time out, defeating R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays 11-3 on Thursday at Turner Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

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

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

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Saturday, June 1