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Washington favored by -110 against Philadelphia on Thursday

Philadelphia PhilliesWashington Nationals
Aug 2, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Odds

47-57TEAM RECORD61-42

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

The Nationals will rely on Ross Detwiler to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Cole Hamels will be his counterpart for the Phillies. Ross Detwiler is 4-4 this season, and Cole Hamels is 11-5.

View Philadelphia vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Phillies were listed as -110 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 7-rated Phillies taking on the National League's No. 3-rated Nationals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a Phillies offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Phillies hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +114 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Nationals, a 3-2 final on Wednesday in support of Vance Worley at Nationals Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Phillies at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Washington is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Arizona, Friday, August 3
Washington home to Miami, Friday, August 3