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Philadelphia Phillies battle vs Washington Nationals highlights MLB odds menu

Washington NationalsPhiladelphia Phillies
Sep 4, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

70-68TEAM RECORD63-76

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

For the Phillies, Roy Halladay gets the ball, charged with keeping the Nationals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jordan Zimmermann, 15-8 on the year.

View Washington vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Philadelphia sat as +119 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies sit at No. 14 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nationals sit at a National League No. 8 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 13 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the National League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Phillies have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 9-6 winner as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -171 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Phillies, a 9-6 final on Tuesday in support of Gio Gonzalez at Citizens Bank Park.

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

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Philadelphia is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Miami, Friday, September 6
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Friday, September 6