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Baseball Matchup - Washington Nationals Philadelphia Phillies Odds Preview

Philadelphia PhilliesWashington Nationals
May 31, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Odds

34-20TEAM RECORD22-31

The Washington Nationals host Philadelphia on Tuesday, looking to build on their 22-31 mark against the 34-20 Phillies in MLB betting action at Nationals Park.

Philadelphia puts its faith in starter Cliff Lee to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-4. Getting the ball for the Nationals is Jason Marquis, who owns a 5-2 record on the season with a 4.26 ERA.

View Philadelphia vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Washington opened as +170 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Nationals at No. 13 in the National League and the Phillies at No. 1 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the National League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 7.6 hits per game. The Phillies average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the National League list.

Philadelphia brings the National League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals' league No. 10-ranked defense.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Philadelphia at -190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Philadelphia looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Nationals, a 5-4 final on Monday in support of Roy Halladay at Nationals Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Phillies at Nationals trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Washington's last 20 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Washington's last 25 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Washington, Wednesday, June 1