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Washington Nationals take on Phillies in baseball test

Washington NationalsPhiladelphia Phillies
Sep 25, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

93-60TEAM RECORD77-76

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Washington Nationals invade Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday.

The match puts starter Ross Detwiler for the Nationals on the hill facing Cole Hamels for the Phillies. Detwiler brings a 9-6 mark to the game, while Hamels is 15-6 to date on the season.

View Washington vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Phillies in this one will find them as -155 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 2-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 5-rated Phillies in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 8-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, less than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

The Nationals were a 12-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -134 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. Washington routed Milwaukee on Monday by a 12-2 score at Nationals Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Braves on September 23. Bettors who backed the Braves at +155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cliff Lee fanned 11 batters in a 2-1 loss against Atlanta in the team's last game, played on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Nationals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
Philadelphia is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Philadelphia, Wednesday, September 26