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Lee vs Strasburg: Low Betting Total

Nationals Park hosts an MLB battle between the Washington Nationals and the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on trade deadlline day.

Cliff Lee, the focus of trade rumors all week, gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Phillies on this day; he's 1-6 on the season. The Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Stephen Strasburg, who will be looking to improve on his 11-4 mark.

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Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Nationals as -150 moneyline favorites in this matchup at Bovada. Over under bettors saw the number open very low, at 6.5, over at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 3-ranked Nationals and the National League No. 7-rated Phillies in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Phillies are rated No. 4 in the same category at 8.9 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Philadelphia was a 6-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Braves. They lost as -103 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors. Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 6-2 on Sunday behind a start from Tim Hudson at Turner Field.

In their last action, Washington was a 11-10 winner on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Washington at -148 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (21) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Washington won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Milwaukee 11-10 in extra innings at Miller Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 1-9
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 10-0
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

 

A few Phillies at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Washington is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Washington, Wednesday, August 1

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