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Washington favored by -105 against Atlanta on Wednesday

Atlanta BravesWashington Nationals
Aug 22, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Odds

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Nationals Park hosts an MLB battle between the Washington Nationals and the visiting Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

The Nationals will turn to Ross Detwiler and his 6-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Braves send Kris Medlen (3-0) to the hill.

View Atlanta vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as -105 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 5-rated Braves taking on the National League's No. 2-rated Nationals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the National League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Braves average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the National League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -141 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Braves endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Tuesday, with Paul Maholm throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Nationals Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

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

Next up:
Atlanta at San Francisco, Thursday, August 23
Washington at Philadelphia, Friday, August 24