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Washington Nationals Starter Doug Fister Out to Silence Philadelphia Phillies Bats in MLB Contest

Philadelphia Phillies

vs

Washington Nationals
Thursday, June 05, 2014 4:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Washington and the Philadelphia on Thursday, with the host Nationals trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between Doug Fister for the Washington Nationals (3-1 on the year) and Kyle Kendrick for Philadelphia Phillies (1-5 so far).

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Washington Nationals as -174 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.6-3.2 victory 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals bring a 29-28 record to the battle against the 24-33 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. 9 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Philadelphia Phillies sit at No. 23 on the same chart.

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How Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Philadelphia Phillies rank No. 19 at 8.42 hits per game. That compares with the Washington Nationals No. 16 ranking in that category.

Washington owns the No. 6 defense, allowing 4.16 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's No. 29-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 8-4 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -185 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Phillies hope to make more contact than they did in their start against Stephen Strasburg, who struck out 11 batters in 8-4 loss on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Cincinnati, Friday, June 6th
Washington at San Diego, Friday, June 6th

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