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Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Philadelphia Phillies invade Nationals Park on Saturday.

Mark Leiter Jr. gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday; he's 2-5 on the season. The Washington Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Edwin Jackson, who will be looking to improve on his 5-4 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Washington was a -183 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 9.5.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.6-1.5 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 87-54 record to the battle against the 53-88 Phillies. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Washington Nationals at No. 6 and the Philadelphia Phillies at No. 15 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Washington Nationals and its No. 2-rated batting order, averaging 5.26 runs per nine innings, against the No. 27 line up of the Philadelphia Phillies at 4.17 runs per outing.

Philadelphia brings the No. 23-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals's No. 5-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia suffered a 11-10 loss against Washington on Friday, as Jake Thompson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Washington, Sunday, September 10th