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The division rival Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Turner Field.

Stephen Strasburg will be the starting pitcher for the Nationals on this day. Righthander Strasburg is 3-5 this season with a 2.49 ERA.

Starting this game for the Braves will be Julio Teheran. The righthander has a 3.67 ERA to go along with a 3-1 record this season.

Washington lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Orioles on May 30. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -134 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 11-3 winner as they battled the Blue Jays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -139 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Washington has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Washington: 27-27 SU
Atlanta: 32-21 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Atlanta is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Atlanta is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Atlanta home to Washington, Saturday, June 1