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MLB Odds Betting - Philadelphia Phillies Underdogs vs Nationals at Washington

Philadelphia Phillies


Washington Nationals
Saturday, August 02, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

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

It's a pitching duel between Jordan Zimmermann for the Washington Nationals (6-5 on the year) and AJ Burnett for Philadelphia Phillies (6-10 so far).

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Washington Nationals as -220 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.6-3.4 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals bring a 58-49 record to the battle against the 49-61 Phillies. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Philadelphia injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 4 (Washington Nationals) and the No. 23 (Philadelphia Phillies) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.14 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies offense rated No. 19 and scoring 3.89 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.49 per nine innings).

Washington owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 4.14 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's No. 24-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Nationals on August 1. Bettors who backed the Phillies at +200 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia rolled to a 2-1 win against Washington on Friday, as Fausto Carmona and the Phillies' bats led the team to victory at Nationals Park.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Philadelphia's last 19 games
Philadelphia is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
Washington is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

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