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Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies: NL East Rivalry Betting

Posted by: Charlie Smith
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Monday’s MLB betting online action is primed to deliver some breathtaking results. One matchup worth tuning in for this evening has to be the Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies pairing. Both teams are having success in the NL East with the Phillies looking to work their way up the division and the Nats not too far behind them. Let’s check on tonight’s sports betting odds to see where the best betting action lies.

Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Monday, August 27th

Series: Game 1

When: 7:05 pm ET

Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

MLB Betting Online Odds:

Nationals -1½ (+135)   9 (+105)     -123
Phillies +1½ (-155)      9 (-125) +113
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Washington Nationals        

The Nats crash into this Monday night matchup flashing a 65-66 record that ranks them 3rd in the NL East. Right now Washington is 8 ½ games behind the NL East leading Atlanta Braves, placing them pretty far behind in the divisional race. Furthermore, the Nats are pretty far behind in the Wild Card race. Right now the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals are sitting on the two Wild Card spots in the NL. Unfortunately for Washington, they just happen to be 8-games behind those two teams as well. Nevertheless, the Nats will still take to the field this evening to try and turn the tables. Stephen Strasburg is the man charged with delivering the victory. Strasburg is 6-7 this season and boasts a 4.23 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Anthony Rendon (16 HR, 62 RBI, .295 BA), Trea Turner (15 HR, 52 RBI, .269 BA), and Bryce Harper (30 HR, 84 RBI, .249 BA).

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies rush into this divisional rivalry sporting a 70-60 record that ranks them as the 2nd best team in the NL East. Currently 3-games behind the NL East leading Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia is an excellent position to make a push for the lead in the division. But since they’re 2-6 in their last 8 matchups, it’s looking like Philly will need a turnaround to do so. Interestingly enough, Washington just recently bested Philadelphia in a 3-game series two games to one. So despite playing at home, tonight’s MLB betting online odds will be siding against Philadelphia. To prove them wrong, the Phillies will be sending Zach Eflin to the mound. Eflin is 9-4 this season and wields a 3.93 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Maikel Franco (22 HR, 66 RBI, .276 BA), Odubel Herrera (20 HR, 64 RBI, .268 BA), and Cesar Hernandez (11 HR, 40 RBI, .259 BA).   

Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Betting Predictions


  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington’s last 11 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
  • Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
  • Washington is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games when playing Philadelphia
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games
  • Philadelphia is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Betting Picks

So which way should mobile betting players lean in this Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels matchup? All in all, it might be better to stick with Philadelphia here. Sure Washington got the better of them recently, but the Nats are 1-3 in their last 4 matchups. Since Philly will be playing at home and will have the better starting pitcher, it makes sense to stick with them tonight. Especially since they’re facing the more favorable odds.  Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 5-2 Philadelphia.