Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks

August 22, 2012


The Washington Nationals will be trying to extend a winning streak on Wednesday when they take on the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park.
Righthander Kris Medlen will take the mound for the Braves to start this game. Medlen is 3-0 this season with a 1.05 ERA.
Starting this game for the Nationals will be Ross Detwiler. The lefthander has a 3.48 ERA to go along with a 6-5 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus the Nationals, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -141 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Current streak:
Atlanta has lost 4 straight games.
Washington has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 70-53 SU
Washington: 77-46 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

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

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

Next up:
Atlanta at San Francisco, Thursday, August 23
Washington at Philadelphia, Friday, August 24

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