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Philadelphia Phillies host Washington Nationals in baseball action

Washington NationalsPhiladelphia Phillies
July 8, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

46-42TEAM RECORD43-46

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Washington duelling Philadelphia on Monday at Citizens Bank Park.

For the Phillies, John Lannan gets the ball, charged with keeping the Nationals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Dan Haren, 4-9 on the year.

View Washington vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Phillies as +105 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Phillies, most recently No. 11 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 9 in the latest survey.

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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 4 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 4.3 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

Washington won its last outing, a 11-7 result against the Padres on July 7. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -225 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (18) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Washington got the job done in their last match in a 11-7 victory over San Diego on Sunday at Nationals Park behind starter Stephen Strasburg.

The Phillies were a 7-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +144 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Philadelphia looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Braves, a 7-3 final on Sunday in support of Jonathan Pettibone at Citizens Bank Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER 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
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 9