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MLB Odds: Nationals vs. Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies look to complete a sweep of the Washington Nationals tonight when they conclude a three-game series in Philly.

John Lannan (2-3, 3.78) gets the start for Washington tonight against Philadelphia ace Roy Halladay (4-1, 2.14). Lannan allowed two runs on six hits over 6 2-3 innings in a loss against San Francisco last time out, while Halladay is coming off a complete game versus the Mets in which he allowed one run on seven hits while striking out eight.

View Washington vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Phillies in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -250 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies sit at No. 1 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nationals sit at a National League No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 16 in the National League at 7.3 hits per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

The Nationals were a 7-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -147 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 7-4 on Wednesday behind a start from Vance Worley at Citizens Bank Park.

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

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


A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Washington's last 23 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Florida, Friday, May 6
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Friday, May 6

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