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Gio Gonzalez faces BJ Rosenberg in MLB odds action

Philadelphia PhilliesWashington Nationals
Oct 2, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Odds

81-79TEAM RECORD96-64

Washington will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Philadelphia Phillies pay a visit to Nationals Park.

Philadelphia puts its faith in starter BJ Rosenberg to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-0. Getting the ball for the Nationals is Gio Gonzalez, who owns a 21-8 record on the season with a 2.89 ERA.

View Philadelphia vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 3-rated Nationals and the league No. 5-ranked Phillies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 5-rated National League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Phillies defense that ranks No. 8 in the National League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 9 hits per game so far, more than Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 2-0 winner on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Philadelphia at +136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Philadelphia threw a shutout at Washington in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Kyle Kendrick to defeat Washington 2-0 on Monday.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Phillies at Nationals trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Philadelphia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing 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 Washington's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
Washington is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Washington, Wednesday, October 3