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MLB Game Preview - Phillies underdogs vs Nationals at Washington

Philadelphia PhilliesWashington Nationals
May 4, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Odds

13-13TEAM RECORD16-9

The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Philadelphia Phillies invade Nationals Park on Friday.

The Nationals will turn to Stephen Strasburg and his 2-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Phillies send Kyle Kendrick (0-2) to the hill.

View Philadelphia vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Nationals as -205 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 9-ranked Nationals and the National League No. 15-rated Phillies in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Phillies rank No. 7 in the National League at 8.8 hits per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.7 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the National League at home, scoring 3.2 runs per game.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Braves on May 3. Bettors who backed the Phillies at +113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Phillies didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Atlanta 4-0 on Thursday at Turner Field.

The Nationals were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ian Kennedy and the Diamondbacks 2-1 on Thursday at Nationals Park.

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

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After playing Arizona are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Phillies at Nationals trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Philadelphia's last 25 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Washington, Saturday, May 5

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