Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals, Saturday, Las Vegas Sports Betting, MLB Baseball Odds, Picks and Predictions

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41-44, 2nd in National League East July 8, 4:05 PM | Grass of Nationals Park 51-35, 1st in National League East
Atlanta at Washington, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 4:05 PM ET, Saturday, July 8, 2017
Where: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
TV: 4:05 p.m. ET, MLB Network, FSN South (Atlanta), MASN 2 (Washington)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Braves RH Julio Teheran (6-6, 5.14 ERA) vs. Nationals RH Stephen Strasburg (9-2, 3.28)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Atlanta Braves [J. Teheran -R] +1½ -115 +193 Ov 8½ -120
Washington Nationals [S. Strasburg -R] -1½ -105 -208 Un 8½ +100
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The fans at Nationals Park will be treated to a game between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals when they take their seats on Saturday.

The Braves will give the ball to starter Julio Teheran in this one. Right hander Teheran is 6-6 this season with a 5.14 ERA.

Teheran’s opponent in this one will be Stephen Strasburg. The Nationals right hander has a 3.28 ERA to go along with a 9-2 record this season.

Teheran rebounded from one of his worst outings of the year with a strong effort Sunday at Oakland. The 26-year-old Colombian recorded a season-high eight strikeouts and held the Athletics to two runs and three hits over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision. Teheran is 4-4 with a 4.42 ERA in 16 starts against the Nationals.

Strasburg has been dominant in his last two starts, following up his 13-strikeout performance in a win over the Chicago Cubs with seven scoreless frames Monday against the New York Mets. The 28-year-old limited the Mets to two hits and three walks while striking out six in a no-decision. Strasburg is 10-8 with a 3.95 ERA in 26 starts against Atlanta.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 208-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

If the Atlanta Braves are going to make a run at the Washington Nationals in the National League East, they might need to upgrade the back end of their bullpen. The Nationals rallied in the ninth inning Friday before recording their seventh walk-off win of the season, and they’ll try to keep the momentum going when they host the Braves for the third of a four-game series Saturday.

Washington scored three runs in the ninth inning Friday against Atlanta closer Jim Johnson, then won 5-4 on Daniel Murphy’s game-winning single in the 10th, evening the series at a game apiece. Braves ace Julio Teheran takes the mound Saturday looking to snap a three-start winless streak dating to his victory at Washington on June 14. Teheran has had mixed results against the Nationals this season, allowing seven runs over four innings in a loss April 19 in Atlanta before limiting the Nationals to two runs and six hits over seven frames in the win last month. Teheran opposes Washington right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who has faced the Braves three times this season, recording at least 10 strikeouts in each.

Washington was a 5-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Braves. They won as -260 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Braves were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -260 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

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Team record: 41-44 SU
Atlanta is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta’s last 12 games
Atlanta is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road

Team record: 51-35 SU
Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at Washington Sunday, July 9


1. Nationals OF Bryce Harper is 16-for-36 with seven home runs and 17 RBIs against Teheran.

2. Braves 1B/3B Freddie Freeman is 14-for-38 with four homers against Strasburg.

3. Washington 1B Ryan Zimmerman is tied with Vladimir Guerrero on the franchise’s all-time home run list with 234 and is tied with Tim Wallach for the all-time doubles lead with 360.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Washington Nationals will win outright at -208 and the game will go under 8½ runs according to scamdicappers

PREDICTION: Nationals 4, Braves 2 at bovada-logo-top-book.

4.55 RUNS 5.53
5.16 RUNS AGNST 4.40
-0.61 DIFF 1.14
$470 MONEY $89
4.66 TEAM ERA 4.12
9.07 OFF HITS 9.71
2.85 OFF WALKS 3.58
7.58 OFF Ks 7.73
9.06 DEF HITS 8.36
3.42 DEF WALKS 2.99
7.34 DEF Ks 9.08
Chris Withrow P 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Marksberry P 15-Day Disabled List
Jesse Biddle P 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew McKirahan P 15-Day Disabled List
William Perez P 15-Day Disabled List
Paco Rodriguez P 60-Day Disabled List
Mallex Smith OF 15-day Disabled List
Dan Winkler P 15-Day Disabled List
A.J. Pierzynski C 15-Day Disabled List
Eric O’Flaherty P 15-Day Disabled List
Rob Whalen P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Barrett P 60-Day Disabled List
Joe Ross P 15-Day Disabled List
Stephen Drew 2B 15-Day Disabled List
Sammy Solis P 15-Day Disabled List
Stephen Strasburg P 15-Day Disabled List
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta’s last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Atlanta’s last 12 games when playing on the road against Washington
Atlanta is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington’s last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Washington is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Atlanta
Washington is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Washington’s last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta’s Overall Scoring vs Washington’s Overall Defense 4.6 11 4.4 3
Atlanta’s Away Scoring vs Washington’s Home Defense 4.7 7 4.2 5
Atlanta’s Road ERA vs Washington’s Home ERA Allowed 4.2 7 5.5 3
Washington’s Overall Scoring vs Atlanta’s Overall Defense 5.5 1 5.2 13
Washington’s Home Scoring vs Atlanta’s Road Defense 5.6 3 4.7 8
Washington’s Home ERA vs Atlanta’s Road ERA Allowed 3.9 5 4.1 8
Braves are second in the league in free passes at 3.3 per game.
Braves are second worst in K’s per game with 8.5.
Braves are the toughest team to score on in the league, allowing just 3.4 runs per game.
Braves are second best in walks allowed in the league at 2.5 per game.
Nationals give up the fewest free passes in the league allowing 2.5 per game.


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