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Vince Velasquez Phillies at Home vs Washington Nationals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

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

It's a pitching duel between Vince Velasquez for the Philadelphia Phillies (2-2 on the year) and A.J. Cole for Washington Nationals (0-0 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Washington Nationals were -110 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.8-3.0 result in favor of 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 (12-16) will face the 20-9 Nationals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Washington injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Philadelphia Phillies at No. 19 and the Washington Nationals at No. 1 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Philadelphia Phillies No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.61 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 6.31 runs per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.71 hits per game to date this season, less than the Nationals hitters have managed (10.31 per nine innings).

Washington brings the No. 18-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies's No. 15-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games
  • Washington is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Philadelphia, Sunday, May 7th