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Washington Sends Max Scherzer vs Vince Velasquez in Philadelphia Phillies vs Nationals Game

Nationals Park hosts an MLB battle between the Washington Nationals and the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.

The Washington Nationals will turn to Max Scherzer and his 2-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Philadelphia Phillies send Vince Velasquez (2-1) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Washington Nationals as -205 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.2-3.0 victory for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Washington (14-4) will face the 9-10 Phillies in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Washington Nationals rated this week at No. 3 and the Philadelphia Phillies sitting at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has baseball's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.39 hits per game. The Philadelphia Phillies average 7.53 hits per game, good for No. 26 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the No. 21 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-5 to Milwaukee on Sunday at Miller Park.

Washington needed extra innings to get the job done against the Twins on Sunday as the Nationals defeated them 6-5 at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Washington is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Washington, Wednesday, April 27th