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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Betting Matchup Report

Atlanta Braves

Washington Nationals
89-60 September 17, 2013, 07:05 PM | Nationals Park 79-70

The Washington Nationals host Atlanta on Tuesday, looking to build on their 79-70 mark against the 89-60 Braves in MLB betting action at Nationals Park.

The Nationals will turn to Tanner Roark and his 6-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Braves send Freddy Garcia (4-6) to the hill.

View Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Odds and Stats.

The Nationals were listed as -124 moneyline Favorite earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Nationals and the No. 9-rated Braves in this matchup.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Padres on September 15. Bettors who backed the Padres at +188 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Braves were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the San Diego staff and losing 4-0 to the Padres on Sunday at Turner Field.

Washington won its last outing, a 11-2 result against the Phillies on September 15. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -186 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Washington got the job done in their last match in a 11-2 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday at Nationals Park behind starter Jordan Zimmermann.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 17 ranking for hits at 8.55 per game. By contrast, the Braves are rated No. 21 in the same category at 8.38 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

A few Braves at Nationals trends to consider:
Atlanta is 4-7-1 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Atlanta is 7-1-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 7-0-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
Atlanta is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 11-4-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
Washington is 1-7-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Atlanta
Washington is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Washington is 8-1-1 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Atlanta at Montreal, Wednesday, September 18th