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MLB Odds with Pick - Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals

MLB wagering interest swings to the Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals battle on Saturday at Nationals Park as the Nationals try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Cole Hamels gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday; he's 4-3 on the season. The Washington Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Stephen Strasburg, who will be looking to improve on his 3-4 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Philadelphia Phillies were listed as 135 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 6.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.4-3.1 win for the Nationals. A 5.4-3.1 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 25-17 heading into this matchup, while the Philadelphia Phillies sit at 18-26 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies odds would favor the Nationals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Philadelphia is at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington Nationals No. 3-rated offense, averaging 4.93 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies defense that ranks No. 19 at 4.41 in runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have averaged 8.79 hits per game so far, more than Philadelphia Phillies batters have averaged on the year (7.95 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Philadelphia owns the No. 28-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Washington on Friday at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
  • Philadelphia is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Washington's last 14 games
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Washington, Sunday, May 24th