Strasburg and Nationals face the Phillies
Stephen Strasburg will be looking to pitch the Washington Nationals to a win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night as those teams battle at Nationals Park.
Strasburg is 4-4 with a 3.15 ERA on the season, and in his seven career starts against the Phillies he's 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA and 47 strikeouts over 43 1-3 innings.
A.J. Burnett (3-4, 3.79 ERA) is on the hill for the Phillies on Wednesday.
Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line
Betting fans looking to pick the Washington Nationals in this matchup found them as -175 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 6.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.
Computer Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Pick
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.5-3.2 win for the Nationals. A 4.5-3.2 result in favor of the Nationals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 28-28 record to the battle against the 24-32 Phillies. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Philadelphia injuries news.
This game puts the Washington Nationals, most recently No. 9 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Philadelphia Phillies, who rate a No. 23 in the latest survey.
How Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup
The game also pits Washington Nationals No. 17-rated offense, averaging 4.09 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies defense that ranks No. 28 at 4.71 in runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have averaged 8.59 hits per game so far, more than Philadelphia Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8.41 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the No. 28 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 7-0 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -200 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Jordan Zimmermann shut down the Phillies in their last game, striking out 4 in a 7-0 shutout over Philadelphia in baseball action at Nationals Park.
Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Washington
Washington is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Next Betting Matchups
Philadelphia at Washington, Thursday, June 5th