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Edwin Jackson faces Vance Worley in MLB odds action

Philadelphia PhilliesWashington Nationals
Aug 1, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Odds

46-57TEAM RECORD61-41

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

Philadelphia puts its faith in starter Vance Worley to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-6. Getting the ball for the Nationals is Edwin Jackson, who owns a 6-6 record on the season with a 3.52 ERA.

View Philadelphia vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Washington sat as -145 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nationals rated this week at No. 3 and the Phillies sitting at No. 7.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 7 ranked National League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Phillies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, less than the Phillies have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

The Phillies were an 8-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +126 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. Cliff Lee silenced the Nationals bats in an 8-0 victory last time out versus Washington at Nationals Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 1-9
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 10-0
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Phillies at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Washington is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Washington, Thursday, August 2

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