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Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Citizens Bank Park hosts an MLB battle between the Philadelphia Phillies and the visiting Washington Nationals on Wednesday.

Philadelphia sends Adam Morgan out against Gio Gonzalez for the Washington Nationals in this game. Morgan is 1-8 with a 6.50 ERA on the season, while Gonzalez is 9-9 on the year and has a 4.25 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Nationals were listed as -180 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Wednesday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.5-1.4 win for the Nationals on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Philadelphia (60-72) will face the 77-55 Nationals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Washington injuries news.

The Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals odds would favor the Nationals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 28 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 16.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Philadelphia Phillies No. 30-ranked scoring average of 3.72 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.83 runs per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.02 hits per game to date this season, less than the Nationals hitters have managed (8.73 per nine innings).

Philadelphia owns the No. 24 defense, allowing 3.72 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's No. 2-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 11-strikeout performance from M Scherzer - will prevail again after their 3-2 victory against Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at New York, Friday, September 2nd
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Friday, September 2nd