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Moneyline favors Nationals in battle with Phillies

Washington NationalsPhiladelphia Phillies
Sep 27, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

94-61TEAM RECORD78-77

The Philadelphia Phillies host Washington on Thursday, looking to build on their 78-77 mark against the 94-61 Nationals in MLB betting action at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies will rely on Tyler Cloyd to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Gio Gonzalez will be his counterpart for the Nationals. Tyler Cloyd is 2-1 this season, and Gio Gonzalez is 20-8.

View Washington vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Phillies as +120 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Phillies, most recently No. 5 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 2 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 8-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, less than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.4 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

The Nationals were an 8-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +112 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Kyle Kendrick and the Phillies 8-4 on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at St. Louis, Friday, September 28
Philadelphia at Miami, Friday, September 28