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Gio Gonzalez, R.A. Dickey Take Mound in Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Tilt

The Atlanta Braves look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Washington Nationals arrive at SunTrust Park on Friday.

The Atlanta Braves will rely on R.A. Dickey to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Gio Gonzalez will be his counterpart for the Washington Nationals. R.A. Dickey is 3-3 this season, and Gio Gonzalez is 3-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Atlanta Braves as 132 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.4-3.7 win for the Braves. 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

16-22 Atlanta battles the Nationals, currently with a 25-15 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Washington injuries news.

The Atlanta Braves sit at No. 22 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Washington Nationals sit at No. 5 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Atlanta Braves No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.58 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.93 runs per game. The Braves have averaged 8.97 hits per game to date this season, less than the Nationals hitters have managed (9.82 per nine innings).

Defensively, Washington features the No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.29 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 at home, scoring 4.27 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington suffered a 10-4 loss against Pittsburgh on Thursday, as T Roark wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

M Stroman shut down the Braves in their last game, striking out 6 in a 9-0 shutout over Atlanta in baseball action at SunTrust Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games
  • Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Atlanta, Saturday, May 20th