Philadelphia Phillies Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Washington Nationals
The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Philadelphia Phillies invade Nationals Park on Friday.
Fausto Carmona, with a record of 5-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies, while the Washington Nationals trot Doug Fister to the mound in this one. He is 10-2 so far in 2014.
Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line
Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Philadelphia Phillies before the first pitch in this match found them as 205-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.
Computer Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Pick
Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 4.6-3.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Washington Nationals bring a 58-48 record to the battle against the 48-61 Phillies. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Philadelphia injuries news.
The Washington Nationals sit at No. 4 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Philadelphia Phillies sit at No. 23 on the same chart.
How Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.17 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies offense rated No. 20 and scoring 3.91 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.52 hits per game to date this season, more than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.51 per nine innings).
Washington owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 4.17 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's No. 25-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 10-4 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +158 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Phillies enjoyed a 10-4 victory at the expense of the Nationals on Thursday, with Cliff Lee throwing 1 2/3 innings of 0-hit ball at Nationals Park.
Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Philadelphia's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Philadelphia at Washington, Saturday, August 2nd