If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Monday when the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves meet at Turner Field.
The Nationals will give the ball to starter Stephen Strasburg in this one. Right hander Strasburg is 11-11 this season with a 3.46 ERA.
Strasburg’s opponent in this one will be Ervin Santana. The Braves right hander has a 3.76 ERA to go along with a 14-8 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 132-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 10-3 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +111 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Washington was a 3-0 winner on the road against the Mets. Bettors on Washington at -165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Team record: 85-63
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games on the road
Team record: 75-74
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Atlanta is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Washington at Atlanta Tuesday, September 16