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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Turner Field hosts an MLB battle between the Atlanta Braves and the visiting Washington Nationals on Thursday.

The Atlanta Braves will rely on Ryan Weber to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Stephen Strasburg will be his counterpart for the Washington Nationals. Ryan Weber is 0-2 this season, and Stephen Strasburg is 10-7.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Washington Nationals before the first pitch in this match found them as -183 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.5 - 2 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Atlanta Braves bring a 64-94 record to the battle against the 80-78 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 26 (Atlanta Braves) and the No. 6 (Washington Nationals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Atlanta Braves No. 30-rated offense, averaging 3.55 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals defense that ranks No. 9 at 4.01 in runs allowed per game. The Atlanta Braves have averaged 8.41 hits per game so far, less than Washington Nationals batters have averaged on the year (8.54 hits per game).

Atlanta owns the No. 27 defense, allowing 3.55 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's No. 9-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Atlanta staff and losing 2-0 to the Braves on Wednesday at Turner Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games
  • Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Atlanta is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at New York, Friday, October 2nd
Atlanta home to St. Louis, Friday, October 2nd