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Philadelphia Phillies Face the Washington Nationals Sunday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Philadelphia Phillies


Washington Nationals
Sunday, August 03, 2014 1:35 PM ET
Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals battle the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday in MLB betting odds action at Nationals Park.

The Washington Nationals will turn to Stephen Strasburg and his 7-9 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Philadelphia Phillies send Cole Hamels (6-5) to the hill.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Washington Nationals as -154 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 6.5 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.7-3.4 win for the Nationals on Sunday. 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

59-49 Washington battles the Phillies, currently with a 49-62 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Philadelphia injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 4-ranked Washington Nationals and the No. 23-rated Philadelphia Phillies in this matchup.

How Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

The game also pits Washington Nationals No. 10-rated offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies defense that ranks No. 24 at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have averaged 8.56 hits per game so far, more than Philadelphia Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8.48 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the No. 24 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 11-0 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -174 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia was routed on Saturday at Nationals Park, having a 11-0 loss put on them by the Washington Nationals in baseball betting action.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 14 of Philadelphia's last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
Washington is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to Houston, Tuesday, August 5th
Washington home to Baltimore, Monday, August 4th