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Stephen Strasburg, David Buchanan Take Mound in Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Tilt

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

Stephen Strasburg gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Washington Nationals on Tuesday; he's 8-7 on the season. The Philadelphia Phillies, meanwhile, will counter with David Buchanan, who will be looking to improve on his 2-8 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Philadelphia Phillies in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 207 at BetOnline for Tuesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6-3.6 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 (56-89) will face the 73-70 Nationals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Washington injuries news.

This game puts the Philadelphia Phillies, most recently No. 28 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Washington Nationals, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia Phillies No. 27-rated offense, averaging 3.88 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals defense that ranks No. 10 at 4.03 in runs allowed per game. The Philadelphia Phillies have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, more than Washington Nationals batters have averaged on the year (8.55 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 4.36 runs per game on the highway. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington needed extra innings to get the job done against the Phillies on Monday as the Nationals defeated them 8-7 at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
  • Washington is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Philadelphia, Wednesday, September 16th