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Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

MLB wagering interest swings to the Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies battle on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Jeremy Hellickson gets the call for the Philadelphia Phillies and he will try to build on a 4-1 mark. In the other dugout, Tanner Roark brings a 3-1 ledger to the game for the Washington Nationals as he tries to quiet the Phillies bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Washington Nationals listed as favorites of -122 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.2-3.4 victory 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

The Philadelphia Phillies bring a 12-17 record to the battle against the 21-9 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Washington injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Philadelphia Phillies rated this week at No. 19 and the Washington Nationals sitting at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia Phillies No. 14 ranked offense (4.52 runs per game) against a Washington Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 16 at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Philadelphia Phillies have been averaging 8.69 hits per game, less than the Washington Nationals have managed so far this season (10.23 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Philadelphia has the No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Baltimore, Monday, May 8th
Philadelphia home to Seattle, Tuesday, May 9th