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Strasburg, Nationals take on the Braves

The Washington Nationals will turn to righthander Stephen Strasburg on Friday night as they take on the division-rival Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in marquee baseball betting action.

Strasburg has an 8-9 record with a 3.39 ERA on the season, and when he last faced the Braves back on June 20 he allowed four runs in six innings in a no-decision. Righthander Ervin Santana (10-6, 3.59 ERA) starts for the Braves on Friday.

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Atlanta Braves as 103 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.5-3.8 result in favor of 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Atlanta Braves bring a 58-56 record to the battle against the 62-51 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Washington injuries news.

This game puts the Atlanta Braves, most recently No. 16 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Washington Nationals, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

How Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Atlanta Braves and its No. 28-rated batting order, averaging 3.74 runs per nine innings, against the No. 11 lineup of the Washington Nationals at 4.19 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Atlanta has the No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. Washington needed extra innings to get the job done against the Mets on Thursday as the Nationals defeated them 5-3 at Nationals Park.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Mariners on August 6. Bettors who backed the Mariners at +102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Braves were saddled with a loss last time out in Julio Teheran's start, as they lost 7-3 against Seattle on Wednesday at Safeco Field.

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Betting Odds Trends

Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Atlanta, Saturday, August 9th