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Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies in MLB odds

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Aug 21, 1:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Odds

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The Washington Nationals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Phillies arrive at Nationals Park on Sunday.

Roy Halladay, with a record of 15-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Phillies, while the Nationals trot Chien-Ming Wang to the mound in this one. He is 2-2 so far in 2011.

View Philadelphia vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 200 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Phillies taking on the National League's No. 16-rated Nationals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 11-rated National League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Phillies defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.3 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 8 hits per game so far, less than Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Washington owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's National League No. 1-rated defense.

The Phillies were a 5-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -133 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Philadelphia threw a shutout at Washington in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Roy Oswalt to defeat Washington 5-0 on Saturday.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing NY Mets are 9-1
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Phillies at Nationals trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Philadelphia is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Philadelphia's last 24 games when playing on the road against Washington
Philadelphia is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Washington's last 24 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to NY Mets, Monday, August 22
Washington home to Arizona, Monday, August 22