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Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

Philadelphia Phillies


Washington Nationals
Friday, September 05, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

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

The match puts starter Jerome Williams for the Philadelphia Phillies on the hill facing Stephen Strasburg for the Washington Nationals. Williams brings a 5-5 mark to the game, while Strasburg is 11-10 to date on the season.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -230 for the Washington Nationals in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.8-3.6 win for the Nationals. A 4.8-3.6 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

79-59 Washington battles the Phillies, currently with a 63-75 mark. 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. 13-ranked Philadelphia Phillies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has baseball's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.62 hits per game. The Philadelphia Phillies average 8.52 hits per game, good for No. 20 on the list.

Washington owns the No. 3 defense, allowing 4.29 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's No. 21-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Phillies were a 7-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -190 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 7-4 on Wednesday behind a start from Ervin Santana at Turner Field.

Washington won its last outing, a 8-5 result against the Dodgers on September 3. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -146 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Washington needed extra innings to get the job done against the Dodgers on Wednesday as the Nationals defeated them 8-5 at Dodger Stadium.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

Philadelphia is 2-3 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 3-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games at home

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