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Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Betting Matchup Report

Washington NationalsPhiladelphia Phillies
May 21, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

24-17TEAM RECORD21-21

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Washington Nationals invade Citizens Bank Park on Monday.

Philadelphia hands the ball to starter Kyle Kendrick in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-2 mark on the year. Washington counters with Gio Gonzalez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Phillies bats at the same time.

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Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Philadelphia sat as +110 underdogs. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Phillies, most recently No. 7 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 4 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Philadelphia and its National League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 11 lineup of the Nationals at 3.8 runs per outing.

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.9 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 9-3 winner as they battled the Orioles at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -147 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Orioles, a 9-3 final on Sunday in support of Stephen Strasburg at Nationals Park.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Red Sox on May 20. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at +133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Phillies were saddled with a loss last time out in Cliff Lee's start, as they lost 5-1 against Boston on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 9-1
After playing Baltimore are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Philadelphia is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 22