Nationals vs Phillies Baseball Game Preview

Washington NationalsPhiladelphia Phillies
July 9, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

46-43TEAM RECORD44-46

The Philadelphia Phillies host Washington on Tuesday, looking to build on their 44-46 mark against the 46-43 Nationals in MLB betting action at Citizens Bank Park.

Philadelphia sends Cole Hamels out against Taylor Jordan for the Nationals in this game. Hamels is 3-11 with a 4.38 ERA on the season, while Jordan is 0-1 on the year and has a 2.70 ERA.

View Washington vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Philadelphia sat as -138 favorites earlier in the day at SportBet. The total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Phillies rated this week at No. 11 and the Nationals sitting at No. 9.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 11 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the National League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Phillies have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

In their last action, Washington was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at +107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 3-2 on Monday behind a start from John Lannan at Citizens Bank Park.

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

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 10

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