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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Washington Nationals dueling the Atlanta Braves on Thursday at Turner Field.

The Atlanta Braves will turn to Rob Whalen and his 1-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Washington Nationals send Reynaldo Lopez (1-1) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Atlanta Braves in this matchup found them as 143 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.7-3.7 victory for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

44-76 Atlanta battles the Nationals, currently with a 70-49 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Washington injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Atlanta Braves and the No. 4-rated Washington Nationals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Atlanta Braves and its No. 30-rated batting order, averaging 3.56 runs per nine innings, against the No. 7 line up of the Washington Nationals at 4.77 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Atlanta has the No. 23-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals endured a 12-10 loss at the hands of the Rockies on Wednesday, with S Strasburg throwing 1.2 innings of 9-hit ball at Coors Field.

The Braves were saddled with a loss last time out in M Foltynewicz's start, as they lost 10-3 against Minnesota on Wednesday at Turner Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
  • Washington is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Atlanta, Friday, August 19th