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

The Washington Nationals will look to improve on a 22-12 record when they take on the Philadelphia Phillies, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Saturday.

Washington hands the ball to starter Tanner Roark in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-1 mark on the year. Philadelphia counters with Nick Pivetta, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Washington Nationals as -165 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 6.0-5.4. 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

The Washington Nationals bring a 22-12 record to the battle against the 13-19 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. 1 (Washington Nationals) and the No. 15 (Philadelphia Phillies) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 1-ranked scoring average of 6.15 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies offense rated No. 13 and scoring 4.75 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 10.09 hits per game to date this season, more than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.88 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 19-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the No. 23 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Mariners, who beat them 11-6 on Wednesday behind a start from Y Gallardo at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
  • Philadelphia is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Washington, Sunday, May 14th