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Phillies continue series against Nats

Cliff Lee is the probable pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies for Wednesday night as they continue their MLB betting series at home against the Washington Nationals.

Lee is 10-2 with a 2.73 ERA on the season, and in his nine career starts against the Nationals he's 6-3 with a 2.48 ERA and 66 strikeouts over 65 1-3 innings of work. The lefthander held the Nats to two runs over eight innings back on June 18.

Gio Gonzalez will pitch for the Nationals; he's 6-3 on the year and has a 3.14 ERA.

View Washington vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Phillies as -125 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 11-rated Phillies and the league No. 9-ranked Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Philadelphia's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Nationals offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Phillies have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Nationals hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -142 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Nationals endured a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Phillies on Tuesday, with Taylor Jordan throwing 5 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Washington's last 18 games on the road
Washington is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Philadelphia, Thursday, July 11