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Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves Preview 05/02/2013

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The Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves will meet on the field at Turner Field on Thursday in a battle of division rivals.

Righthander Dan Haren will take the mound for the Nationals to start this game. Haren is 2-3 this season with a 6.29 ERA.

Starting this game for the Braves will be Kris Medlen. The righthander has a 3.26 ERA to go along with a 1-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 154-moneyline favorites versus the Nationals, while the game's total is sitting at 7.
In their last action, Washington was a 2-0 winner on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Washington at +129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

TEAM RECORDS:
Washington: 14-14 SU
Atlanta: 17-10 SU
WASHINGTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

ATLANTA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 9-1
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Washington's last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Atlanta is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games

NEXT UP:
Washington at Pittsburgh, Friday, May 3
Atlanta home to NY Mets, Friday, May 3