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Washington Nationals Favored by -200 Against Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Philadelphia Phillies dueling the Washington Nationals on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

Gio Gonzalez will take the mound for the Washington Nationals, and he'll carry a 1-0 record into the contest. Jeremy Hellickson gets the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies; he's 1-1 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Washington Nationals as -200 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-3.8 win for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Washington (14-5) will face the 10-10 Phillies in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The Washington Nationals sit at No. 3 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Philadelphia Phillies sit at No. 21 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 13 ranked offense (4.32 runs per game) against a Philadelphia Phillies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 20 at 4.55 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 8.32 hits per game, more than the Philadelphia Phillies have managed so far this season (7.6 hits on average).

Washington owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 4.32 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's No. 20-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Washington on Tuesday at Nationals Park behind starter Vincent Velasquez.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Washington is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
  • Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Washington is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Washington, Thursday, April 28th

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