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Washington Nationals take on the Atlanta Braves with Odds and Betting Pick

The Atlanta Braves will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Washington Nationals pay a visit to SunTrust Park.

Tanner Roark gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Washington Nationals on Thursday; he's 13-9 on the season. The Atlanta Braves, meanwhile, will counter with R.A. Dickey, who will be looking to improve on his 9-10 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Washington Nationals listed as favorites of -136 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.6-4.4 win for the Braves on Thursday. 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 67-83 record to the battle against the 92-59 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Washington injuries news.

The Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals odds would favor the Nationals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Atlanta owns the No. 7 ranking for hits at 9.08 per game. By contrast, the Washington Nationals are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.14 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Atlanta has the No. 25-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals enjoyed a 7-3 victory at the expense of the Braves on Wednesday, with G Gonzalez throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball at SunTrust Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at New York, Friday, September 22nd
Atlanta home to Philadelphia, Friday, September 22nd