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Moneyline favors Phillies in battle with Nationals

Washington NationalsPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 24, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

77-47TEAM RECORD58-67

Washington pays a visit to Philadelphia on Friday, hoping to shut down the Phillies bats in baseball action at Citizens Bank Park.

It's a pitching duel between Kyle Kendrick for the Phillies (4-8 on the year) and Edwin Jackson for Washington (7-8 so far).

View Washington vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Phillies as -110 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Phillies at No. 7 in the National League and the Nationals at No. 2 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Philadelphia owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the Nationals are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9 per game.

Washington brings the National League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies' league No. 10-ranked defense.

The Nationals were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Washington suffered a 5-1 loss against Atlanta on Wednesday, as Ross Detwiler wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 4-3 winner at home against the Reds. Bettors on Philadelphia at -111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Philadelphia won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Cincinnati 4-3 in extra innings at Citizens Bank Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

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

A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Washington is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Philadelphia, Saturday, August 25