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Philadelphia PhilliesWashington Nationals
April 14, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Odds

8-3TEAM RECORD5-6

MLB wagering interest swings to the Washington vs Philadelphia battle on Thursday at Nationals Park as the Nationals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Nationals will rely on Jordan Zimmermann to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Cliff Lee will be his counterpart for the Phillies. Jordan Zimmermann is 1-1 this season, and Cliff Lee is 1-1.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 160 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Phillies rank No. 1 in the National League at 11.2 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. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Philadelphia was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Nationals. They won as -185 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Philadelphia looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Nationals, a 3-2 final on Wednesday in support of Roy Halladay at Nationals Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Florida are 8-2
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few Phillies at Nationals trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Philadelphia's last 18 games when playing on the road against Washington
Philadelphia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Washington's last 18 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Washington's last 20 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Florida, Friday, April 15
Washington home to Milwaukee, Friday, April 15

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