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MLB Picks: Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals

Jeff GrantContributor IAugust 6, 2013

MLB Picks: Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals

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    The Atlanta Braves have won 12 of their last 15 meetings with the Washington Nationals, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Tuesday, as the two teams meet at Nationals Park.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Braves are plus-109 road underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at seven in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League East matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

Atlanta Braves

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    The Atlanta Braves picked up a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals as plus-113 road underdogs Monday—extending their division lead to 13.5 games.

    Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three career outings against the Nats.

Washington Nationals

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    The Washington Nationals are 12-9 as home favorites of minus-125 to minus-150 this season, with the over going 12-8-1 in that situation.

    Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez is 2-4 with a 5.73 ERA in seven career appearances versus the Atlanta Braves.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Atlanta Braves, as they've won their last eight games versus teams with a losing record.

    MLB Pick: Atlanta Braves plus-109

     

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