Cole Hamels vs Gio Gonzalez matchup featured in MLB action
Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Odds
Philadelphia pays a visit to Washington on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Nationals bats in baseball action at Nationals Park.
For the Nationals, Gio Gonzalez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Phillies hitters off the base paths. He'll face Cole Hamels, 7-13 on the year.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Nationals as -141 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The Nationals - Phillies odds would favor the Nationals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 7 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Philadelphia is at No. 15 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 7-rated National League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Phillies defense that ranks No. 15 in the National League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).
Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.
Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Nationals on September 13. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -165 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Nationals, who beat them 6-1 on Friday behind a start from Ross Ohlendorf at Nationals Park.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Phillies at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
Philadelphia is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia at Washington, Sunday, September 15