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Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves Betting Odds and Pick

The Atlanta Braves battle the visiting Washington Nationals on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at SunTrust Park.

The Atlanta Braves will turn to Bartolo Colon and his 2-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Washington Nationals send Max Scherzer (4-2) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Washington Nationals were -190 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.2-3.4 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

The Atlanta Braves bring a 17-22 record to the battle against the 25-16 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. 22 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Washington Nationals, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Atlanta Braves No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.64 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.88 runs per game. The Braves have averaged 9.05 hits per game to date this season, less than the Nationals hitters have managed (9.78 per nine innings).

Washington brings the No. 21-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves's No. 28-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals were saddled with a loss last time out in G Gonzalez's start, as they lost 7-4 against Atlanta on Friday at SunTrust Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 11 games
  • Washington is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Atlanta, Sunday, May 21st