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Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Preview

Washington NationalsPhiladelphia Phillies
July 11, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

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The Washington Nationals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Phillies in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday in baseball odds action.

Philadelphia hands the ball to starter Kyle Kendrick in this one and he'll try to improve on his 7-6 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:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Nationals listed as favorites of 115 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 9-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 11-rated Phillies in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 5 in the National League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, more than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).

Washington brings the National League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies' league No. 10-ranked defense.

Washington won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Phillies on July 10. Bettors who backed the Nationals at +117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Cliff Lee and the Phillies 5-1 on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-5
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Philadelphia's last 18 games
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Washington at Miami, Friday, July 12
Philadelphia home to Chi White Sox, Friday, July 12