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MLB betting line favors Phillies over Nationals

Washington NationalsPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 14, 1:35 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

57-62TEAM RECORD78-41

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Philadelphia and Washington on Sunday, with the host Phillies trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Philadelphia sends Roy Halladay out against Chien-Ming Wang for the Nationals in this game. Halladay is 15-4 with a 2.51 ERA on the season, while Wang is 1-2 on the year and has a 3.60 ERA.

View Washington vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Phillies as -290 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 16-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 1-rated Phillies in this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Philadelphia owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Nationals are rated No. 15 in the same category at 8 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

The Nationals were a 11-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -176 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. The Nationals were saddled with a loss last time out in John Lannan's start, as they lost 11-3 against Philadelphia on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.

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

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
Philadelphia is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Washington home to Cincinnati, Tuesday, August 16
Philadelphia home to Arizona, Tuesday, August 16