Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks

August 21, 2012


A winning streak will be on the line for the Washington Nationals on Tuesday when they battle the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park.
Paul Maholm will be the starting pitcher for the Braves on this day. Lefthander Maholm is 11-7 this season with a 3.41 ERA.
Meanwhile, it’ll be Stephen Strasburg who starts for the Nationals. Righthander Strasburg is 14-5 with a 2.91 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 165-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -126 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Current streak:
Atlanta has lost 3 straight games.
Washington has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 70-52 SU
Washington: 76-46 SU

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

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 7 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington’s last 10 games
Washington is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Washington home to Atlanta, Wednesday, August 22

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