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A winning streak will be on the line for the Atlanta Braves on Friday when they battle the Washington Nationals at Turner Field.

The Nationals will give the ball to starter Taylor Jordan in this one. Righthander Jordan is 1-3 this season with a 4.14 ERA.

It'll be Alex Wood toeing the rubber for the Braves in this contest. Lefthander Wood is 2-1 with a 3.08 ERA so far this season.

Washington lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Giants on August 15. Bettors who backed the Giants at +147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Phillies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -188 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Atlanta has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Washington: 59-61 SU
Atlanta: 74-47 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 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 9 of Washington's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
Atlanta is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Atlanta home to Washington, Saturday, August 17