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Philadelphia Phillies Starter Nick Pivetta Out to Silence Washington Nationals Bats in MLB Contest

The Philadelphia Phillies look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Washington Nationals arrive at Citizens Bank Park on Friday.

Philadelphia hands the ball to starter Nick Pivetta in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-1 mark on the year. Washington counters with Stephen Strasburg, who will try to quiet the fans and the Phillies bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Philadelphia Phillies as 165 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.5-3.8 win for the Nationals. 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 (12-15) will face the 19-9 Nationals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 19 (Philadelphia Phillies) and the No. 1 (Washington Nationals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Philadelphia Phillies No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 6.39 runs per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.74 hits per game to date this season, less than the Nationals hitters have managed (10.25 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 25-rated road mark, allowing 5.38 runs per game on the highway. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games
  • Washington is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
  • Philadelphia is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Philadelphia, Saturday, May 6th