Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks

July 20, 2012


If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals meet at Nationals Park.
Righthander Tommy Hanson will take the mound for the Braves to start this game. Hanson is 10-5 this season with a 4.02 ERA.
It’ll be Stephen Strasburg toeing the rubber for the Nationals in this contest. Righthander Strasburg is 10-4 with a 2.66 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 155-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 3-2 winner at home against the Giants. Bettors on Atlanta at -113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 9-5 loser as they battled the Mets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +125 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Team records:
Atlanta: 50-41 SU
Washington: 53-37 SU

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

Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

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

Next up:
Washington home to Atlanta, Saturday, July 21

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