The Washington Nationals have rolled to a victory and a payout in six of their last eight games against the Philadelphia Phillies as they send righthander Max Scherzer to the mound to open up a weekend betting series on Friday.
Scherzer is 8-5 with a 1.76 ERA on the season, and he threw a no-hitter against the Pirates in his last trip to the mound on June 20 – falling one out shy of a perfect game. Aaron Harang (4-9, 3.41 ERA) is the starter for the Phillies.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The moneyline was hovering in the range of 190 for the Philadelphia Phillies in this one over at Bodog. The over under number was sitting near 7 at 5Dimes.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.4-2 victory for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
26-48 Philadelphia battles the Nationals, currently with a 40-33 mark. 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. 30 in Odds – VSB
MLB Power Rankings, up against the Washington Nationals, who rate a No. 6 in the latest survey.
On offense, it’s a battle between the Philadelphia Phillies and its No. 30-rated batting order, averaging 3.3 runs per nine innings, against the No. 9 line up of the Washington Nationals at 4.39 runs per outing.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Philadelphia has the No. 29-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 15 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
D Fister silenced the Braves bats in a 7-0 victory last time out versus Atlanta at Nationals Park.
Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 10-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Ivan Nova at Yankee Stadium.
- Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games on the road
- Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
- Philadelphia is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games
- Philadelphia is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia’s last 11 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Washington at Philadelphia, Saturday, June 27th