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Nationals vs Phillies Baseball Game Preview

Washington NationalsPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 12, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

56-61TEAM RECORD77-40

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 Cole Hamels for the Phillies (13-6 on the year) and Livan Hernandez for Washington (6-11 so far).

View Washington vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-290 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Phillies) and the No. 16 (Nationals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 15 in the National League at 8 hits per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 6-rated defense.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -107 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington suffered a 4-3 loss against Chicago on Thursday, as Jordan Zimmermann wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Philadelphia was a 9-8 winner in its last match on the road against the Dodgers. They won as -113 favorites, while the total score of 17 made winners of OVER bettors. The Phillies enjoyed a 9-8 victory at the expense of the Dodgers on Wednesday, with Vance Worley throwing 4 innings of 7-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 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 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Philadelphia is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Philadelphia, Saturday, August 13