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Moneyline Favors Washington Nationals in MLB Battle with Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies

vs

Washington Nationals
Sunday, September 07, 2014 1:35 PM ET
Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Philadelphia Phillies pay a visit to Nationals Park.

The match puts starter Cole Hamels for the Philadelphia Phillies on the hill facing Gio Gonzalez for the Washington Nationals. Hamels brings a 8-6 mark to the game, while Gonzalez is 7-9 to date on the season.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those going with the Washington Nationals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -142 at TopBet for Sunday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 6.5 at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.8-3.7 result in favor of 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 sport a record of 79-61 heading into this matchup, while the Philadelphia Phillies sit at 65-75 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Washington Nationals rated this week at No. 1 and the Philadelphia Phillies sitting at No. 13.

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How Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

The game also pits Washington Nationals No. 8-rated offense, averaging 4.29 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies defense that ranks No. 21 at 4.35 in runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have averaged 8.65 hits per game so far, more than Philadelphia Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8.52 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the No. 21 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +159 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Phillies grabbed a win last time out, defeating Tanner Roark and the Nationals 3-1 on Saturday at Nationals Park.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

Philadelphia is 8-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
Philadelphia is 5-9 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
Washington is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to Pittsburgh, Monday, September 8th
Washington home to Atlanta, Monday, September 8th

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