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Ross Detwiler vs Kyle Kendrick matchup featured in MLB action

Washington NationalsPhiladelphia Phillies
Sep 20, 1:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

72-79TEAM RECORD98-54

The Philadelphia Phillies battle the visiting Washington Nationals on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Citizens Bank Park.

Ross Detwiler gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Nationals on this day; he's 2-5 on the season. The Phillies, meanwhile, will counter with Kyle Kendrick, who will be looking to improve on his 5-4 mark.

View Washington vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Phillies as -179 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Phillies) and the No. 15 (Nationals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Nationals average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the National League list.

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 8-rated defense.

Washington won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Marlins on September 18. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -146 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Florida on Sunday at Nationals Park behind starter Chien-Ming Wang.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Cardinals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +190 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to St. Louis on Monday at Citizens Bank Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Florida are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 11 games
Philadelphia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Philadelphia, Tuesday, September 20