Phillies visit Washington Nationals in MLB clash
Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Washington and Philadelphia on Friday, with the host Nationals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Kyle Kendrick gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Phillies on this day; he's 4-2 on the season. The Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Jordan Zimmermann, who will be looking to improve on his 7-2 mark.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Nationals as -170 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
This game puts the Nationals, most recently No. 12 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Phillies, who rate a National League No. 11 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Phillies rank No. 9 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 14 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -172 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cliff Lee chucked 9 shutout innings at the Marlins in their last game, striking out 5 in a 3-0 win against Miami in baseball action at Marlins Park.
In their last action, Washington was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Giants. Bettors on Washington at +143 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Washington needed extra innings to get the job done against the Giants on Wednesday as the Nationals defeated them 2-1 at AT&T Park.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Phillies at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Philadelphia at Washington, Saturday, May 25