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Washington Nationals Starter Max Scherzer Out to Silence Philadelphia Phillies Bats in MLB Contest

The Washington Nationals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Philadelphia Phillies arrive at Nationals Park on Sunday.

Washington hands the ball to starter Max Scherzer in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-2 mark on the year. Philadelphia counters with Vince Velasquez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Philadelphia Phillies were 190 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.8-5.0 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

The Washington Nationals bring a 23-12 record to the battle against the 13-20 Phillies. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Philadelphia injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Washington Nationals and the league No. 15-ranked Philadelphia Phillies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Washington owns the No. 1 ranking for hits at 10.09 per game. By contrast, the Philadelphia Phillies are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.85 per game.

Philadelphia brings the No. 23-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals's No. 20-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Phillies endured a 6-4 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Saturday, with Nick Pivetta throwing 4.2 innings of 5-hit ball at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

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Washington at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 16th