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Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

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

Philadelphia puts its faith in starter Jerad Eickhoff to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-3. Getting the ball for the Washington Nationals is Jordan Zimmermann, who owns a 13-8 record on the season with a 3.49 ERA.

The Nats have been strong in Zimmerman's last seven starts, going 6-1 and scoring 64 runs in those games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -245 for the Washington Nationals in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 6.6-2.9. 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 78-73 record to the battle against the 57-96 Phillies. 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. 1-ranked Washington Nationals and the No. 30-rated Philadelphia Phillies in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 6 ranked offense (4.47 runs per game) against a Philadelphia Phillies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 29 at 5.08 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 8.54 hits per game, more than the Philadelphia Phillies have managed so far this season (8.44 hits on average).

Defensively, Philadelphia features the No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.22 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 at home, scoring 4.49 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Phillies were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Miami staff and losing 1-0 to the Marlins on Thursday at Marlins Park.

Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to Baltimore on Thursday at Nationals Park.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Washington, Saturday, September 26th