MLB Betting: Washington Nationals (25-15) vs. Atlanta Braves (16-22) at SunTrust Park.

Washington Nationals visit the SunTrust Park on a four-game set against Atlanta Braves before returning Nationals Park to host the Seattle Mariners. Washington Nationals are leading the series 18-4 over the last 2 seasons against Atlanta Braves. Gio Gonzalez will start pitching on the series opener. Gonzalez is 4-9 when starting against Atlanta Braves with an ERA of 5.06 and a WHIP of 1.463.

Their team leader Ryan Zimmerman will be in the lineup after getting rest Thursday. Major league RBI leader Zimmerman is at .376 batting percentage with 13 HR and 38 RBI.

Atlanta Braves will be hosting the National League East leader winning five out of their seven contests including a series victory against Toronto Blue Jays. Robert Allen “R.A.” Dickey will meet the Nationals for the second time this season. During his first appearance he allowed three runs and three hits, overall he is 4-8 with an ERA of 3.82 and a WHIP of 1.391.

Atlanta Braves will be without their leader batting leader Freddie Freeman. First baseman will be out 10 weeks due to a left wrist injury. Freeman batting percentage is currently at .341 with 14 home runs and 25 RBI’s.

Today’s MLB Betting Lines:

Washington Nationals opened the betting board as a -151 favorite against Atlanta Braves and the game total is at 9½ runs.

Hollywood Sportsbook.eu Betting Consensus:

The road favorite Washington Nationals are picking 82.8% of betting action and 80.8% are taking the OVER in their total wagers.

Let’s take a look at the MLB Betting Trends between Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves:

  • Washington Nationals are 25-15 in all games this season.
  • Atlanta Braves are 16-22 in all games this season.
  • Washington Nationals are 5-3 as a road favorite of -125 to -175 this season.
  • Atlanta Braves are 0-3 as a home underdog of +125 to +175 this season.

Today’s MLB Injury Report:

Washington Nationals

Updated              Player   Pos         Injury    Expected Return

05/18/17              Juan Soto            RF           Ankle    Expected to be out until at least May 20

05/17/17              Joe Blanton        RP           Shoulder              Expected to be out until at least May 27

05/17/17              Zach Collier         LF            Undisclosed       Expected to be out until at least May 25

05/17/17              Carter Kieboom                SS           Leg         Expected to be out until at least May 28

05/16/17              Stephen Drew   2B           Hamstring           Expected to be out until at least May 19

05/16/17              Sammy Solis       RP           Elbow    Expected to be out until at least May 20

05/15/17              Aaron Barrett    RP           Elbow    Expected to be out until at least May 28

05/03/17              Nick Lee               RP           Elbow    Expected to be out until at least Jun 2

04/29/17              Adam Eaton       CF           Knee     Out for the season

04/24/17              Jose Marmolejos             1B           Forearm               Expected to be out until at least Jun 2

04/04/17              Emmanuel Burriss            SS           Suspension         Suspended until May 31

Atlanta Braves

Updated              Player   Pos         Injury    Expected Return

05/19/17              Dustin Peterson               LF            Hand     Expected to be out until at least May 22

05/18/17              Freddie Freeman             1B           Wrist     Expected to be out until at least Jul 19

05/18/17              Luiz Gohara        SP           Biceps   Expected to be out until at least May 25

05/17/17              Adonis Garcia    3B           Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 26

05/16/17              Blake Lalli             C             Undisclosed       Expected to be out until at least May 25

05/16/17              A.J. Minter          RP           Groin     Expected to be out until at least May 20

05/15/17              Kris Medlen        SP           Shoulder              Expected to be out until at least May 28

05/15/17              Armando Rivero               RP           Shoulder              Expected to be out until at least May 21

05/12/17              Chaz Roe             RP           Back       Expected to be out until at least Jun 2

05/08/17              Micah Johnson  2B           Wrist     Expected to be out until at least Jul 14

05/06/17              Jake Brigham     RP           Shoulder              Expected to be out until at least May 27

05/04/17              Dan Winkler       RP           Elbow    Expected to be out until at least Jun 1

05/01/17              Matt Marksberry             RP           Shoulder              Expected to be out until at least Jun 1

04/02/17              Sean Rodriguez 1B           Shoulder              Out for the season

03/08/17              Jacob Lindgren  RP           Elbow    Out for the season

 

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