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MLB Betting Line Favors the Washington Nationals over the Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies


Washington Nationals
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals get a visit from the Philadelphia Phillies in MLB baseball betting action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

David Buchanan gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Philadelphia Phillies on this Tuesday; he's 1-1 on the season. The Washington Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Jordan Zimmermann, who will be looking to improve on his 3-2 mark.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Washington Nationals as -175 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.4-3.4 win for the Nationals. A 4.4-3.4 result in favor of the Nationals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

27-28 Washington battles the Phillies, currently with a 24-31 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. 9-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. 19-rated offense, averaging 4.04 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies defense that ranks No. 28 at 4.67 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 (8.45 hits per game).

Washington owns the No. 7 defense, allowing 4.04 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's No. 28-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 11-2 loser as they battled the Mets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -111 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Mets, who beat them 11-2 on Monday behind a start from Bartolo Colon at Citizens Bank Park.

Washington was a 2-0 loser in its last match at home against the Rangers. They lost as +107 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Nationals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Texas staff and losing 2-0 to the Rangers on Sunday at Nationals Park.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Washington
Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games at home
Washington is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Philadelphia

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