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Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Washington Nationals will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Philadelphia Phillies pay a visit to Nationals Park.

Philadelphia puts its faith in starter Aaron Nola to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 10-10. Getting the ball for the Washington Nationals is Tanner Roark, who owns a 11-9 record on the season with a 4.48 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Washington was a -157 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.9-3.6 win for the Phillies. 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 85-54 record to the battle against the 53-86 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. 5-rated Washington Nationals and the league No. 23-ranked Philadelphia Phillies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 2 ranked offense (5.22 runs per game) against a Philadelphia Phillies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 23 at 4.99 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 9.22 hits per game, more than the Philadelphia Phillies have managed so far this season (8.55 hits on average).

Washington owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 5.22 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's No. 23-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Phillies were saddled with a loss last time out in Nick Pivetta's start, as they lost 6-3 against New York on Wednesday at Citi Field.

Washington got the job done in their last match in a 8-1 victory over Miami on Wednesday at Marlins Park behind starter G Gonzalez.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Washington, Friday, September 8th