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Moneyline Favors Washington Nationals in MLB Battle with Philadelphia Phillies

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

The Washington Nationals will turn to Max Scherzer and his 4-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Philadelphia Phillies send Sean O'Sullivan (1-2) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Washington sat as -260 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.4-3.4 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals bring a 24-17 record to the battle against the 18-25 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. 19-ranked Philadelphia Phillies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has baseball's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.85 hits per game. The Philadelphia Phillies average 8 hits per game, good for No. 24 on the list.

Philadelphia brings the No. 20-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals's No. 16-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Rockies, who beat them 7-3 on Thursday behind a start from Jorge De La Rosa at Coors Field.

The Nationals enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Yankees on Wednesday, with Jordan Zimmermann throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
  • Philadelphia is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Washington's last 13 games
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Washington, Saturday, May 23rd