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Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Betting Preview

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Sep 22, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

75-79TEAM RECORD98-57

The Washington Nationals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Phillies in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday in baseball odds action.

Brad Peacock, with a record of 1-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Nationals, while the Phillies trot Roy Oswalt to the mound in this one. He is 8-9 so far in 2011.

View Washington vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Phillies were listed as -201 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies sit at No. 1 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nationals sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Philadelphia and its National League No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 12 lineup of the Nationals at 3.9 runs per outing.

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. 7 mark in runs allowed.

The Nationals were a 7-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +165 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. The Nationals enjoyed a 7-5 victory at the expense of the Phillies on Wednesday, with John Lannan throwing 5 innings of 8-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing NY Mets are 8-2
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Philadelphia's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Washington
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Atlanta, Friday, September 23
Philadelphia at NY Mets, Friday, September 23

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