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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Betting Matchup Report

Atlanta BravesWashington Nationals
June 3, 1:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Odds

28-25TEAM RECORD30-21

MLB wagering interest swings to the Washington vs Atlanta battle on Sunday at Nationals Park as the Nationals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The match puts starter Tommy Hanson for the Braves on the hill facing Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals. Hanson brings a 5-4 mark to the game, while Gonzalez is 7-1 to date on the season.

View Atlanta vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Nationals as -150 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 6.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 2-ranked Nationals and the National League No. 5-rated Braves in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.7 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Braves hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Atlanta brings the National League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals' league No. 1-ranked defense.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -122 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Stephen Strasburg shut down the Braves in their last game, striking out 9 in a 2-0 shutout over Atlanta in baseball action at Nationals Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Braves at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Atlanta's last 21 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 11 games at home
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Washington is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at Miami, Tuesday, June 5
Washington home to NY Mets, Tuesday, June 5