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Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies in MLB odds

Philadelphia PhilliesWashington Nationals
Sep 15, 1:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Odds

69-79TEAM RECORD78-70

The visiting Phillies hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Nationals Park against the Washington Nationals.

Philadelphia puts its faith in starter Tyler Cloyd to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-4. Getting the ball for the Nationals is Jordan Zimmermann, who owns a 17-8 record on the season with a 3.36 ERA.

View Philadelphia vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Nationals as -205 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nationals rated this week at No. 7 and the Phillies sitting at No. 15.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Phillies offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

The Phillies were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +145 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Philadelphia looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Nationals, a 5-4 final on Saturday in support of Cole Hamels at Nationals Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Phillies at Nationals trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Miami, Monday, September 16
Washington home to Atlanta, Monday, September 16