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Nationals visit Philadelphia Phillies in MLB clash

Washington NationalsPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 26, 1:35 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

77-49TEAM RECORD60-67

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

Philadelphia hands the ball to starter Cliff Lee in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-7 mark on the year. Washington counters with Jordan Zimmermann, who will try to quiet the fans and the Phillies bats at the same time.

View Washington vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Phillies were listed as -110 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 7-ranked Phillies and the National League No. 2-rated Nationals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 11-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, less than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 1-rated defense.

Washington lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Phillies on August 25. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to Philadelphia on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Washington at Miami, Tuesday, August 28
Philadelphia home to NY Mets, Tuesday, August 28

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