MLB Matchups  >>  Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves Preview 04/30/2013

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The division rival Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves are set to renew hostilities on Tuesday when they meet at Turner Field.

The Nationals will give the ball to starter Gio Gonzalez in this one. Lefthander Gonzalez is 2-1 this season with a 4.50 ERA.

It'll be Tim Hudson toeing the rubber for the Braves in this contest. Righthander Hudson is 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game's total is sitting at 7.
Washington lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Braves on April 29. Bettors who backed the Braves at +112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

CURRENT STREAK:
Washington has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Washington: 13-13 SU
Atlanta: 16-9 SU
WASHINGTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

ATLANTA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 7-3


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Washington's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Atlanta
Washington is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

NEXT UP:
Atlanta home to Washington, Wednesday, May 1