Phillies visit Washington Nationals in MLB clash
Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Odds
The Nationals get a visit from the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Philadelphia puts its faith in starter Cole Hamels to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-7. Getting the ball for the Nationals is Stephen Strasburg, who owns a 2-5 record on the season with a 2.66 ERA.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Phillies listed as underdogs of +-156 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 12-rated Nationals and the league No. 11-ranked Phillies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Washington and its National League No. 14-rated batting order, averaging 3.4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 12 lineup of the Phillies at 3.6 runs per outing.
Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the National League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +149 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia got the job done in their last match in a 5-3 victory over Washington on Saturday at Nationals Park behind starter Jonathan Pettibone.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Phillies at Nationals trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Philadelphia at Boston, Monday, May 27
Washington home to Baltimore, Monday, May 27