Will tonight's matchup between the Phillies and Nationals be a relatively high-scoring contest for bettors when the division rivals meet at 7:05PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Nationals are -205 money line favorites versus the Phillies, who have odds of +180 to pull off the upset. With Jeremy Hellickson set to face Gio Gonzalez in tonight's pitching matchup, the over/under is sitting at 7.5 runs.
The over is 4-1-1 in the Phillies' last six games overall and 3-1-1 in their last five road games. The over is also 5-2-1 in Philadelphia's last eight games against divisional opponents and is 33-16-2 in the team's last 51 contests versus an opponent with a winning record.
On the other side, the over is 3-1-1 in the Nationals' last five home games versus a right-handed starter and is 7-2 in Gonzalez's last nine home starts. The over is also a perfect 8-0 in Gonzalez's last eight starts on Wednesday and 31-15-5 in the Nats' last 51 home games.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and is 13-3-3 in Gonzalez's last 19 outings coming off four days of rest. The over is 4-0 in Hellickson's last four games as well and is 13-6 in the Phils' last 19 games versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
WEDNESDAY MLB PREDICTION: PHILLIES/NATIONALS OVER 7.5