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Baseball odds preview - Washington vs. Philadelphia

Washington NationalsPhiladelphia Phillies
May 4, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

14-15TEAM RECORD19-9

The Philadelphia Phillies battle the visiting Washington Nationals on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Citizens Bank Park.

It's a pitching duel between Vance Worley for the Phillies (1-0 on the year) and Jason Marquis for Washington (3-0 so far).

View Washington vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as +-165 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies sit at No. 1 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nationals sit at a National League No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 16 in the National League at 7.2 hits per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.9 runs per game.

In their last action, Washington was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at -205 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Nationals endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Phillies on Tuesday, with Livan Hernandez throwing 6 1/3 innings of 10-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 12 games on the road
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Washington at Philadelphia, Thursday, May 5

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