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Philadelphia favored by 104 against Washington on Saturday

Philadelphia PhilliesWashington Nationals
Aug 10, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Odds

52-63TEAM RECORD55-60

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Philadelphia duelling Washington on Saturday at Nationals Park.

For the Nationals, Taylor Jordan gets the ball, charged with keeping the Phillies hitters off the base paths. He'll face Cliff Lee, 10-5 on the year.

View Philadelphia vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Phillies listed as favorites of 104 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals sit at No. 8 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Phillies sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 14-rated National League offense, averaging 3.7 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 hits per game so far, less than Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

The Phillies were a 9-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -168 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Nationals, who beat them 9-2 on Friday behind a start from Dan Haren at Nationals Park.

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

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Phillies at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Philadelphia's last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 12 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Washington is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia at Washington, Sunday, August 11

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