Betting Baseball: The Nats are Slight Favorites on the Road at Philidelphia

Washington Nationals (-117) at Philadelphia Phillies (+108, 8.5 O/U )

Right-hander Dan Haren takes the mound tonight for the road team Washington Nationals. He is 4-8 on the year with a 5.70 ERA. Haren took the loss after allowing five runs on eight hits — including two home runs — with six strikeouts in five innings against the Rockies on Tuesday. The Nationals are 4-9 in games started by him. The Philadelphia Phillies will send left-hander John Lannan out as their starter; he has a 2-1 record so far in 2013. Lannan, a former Nationals player who spent eight years with Washington, rejoins the Phillies rotation after going on the disabled list April 18 with a strained quadriceps tendon in his left knee. He had pitched well in his first two starts before getting injured in the third. The Phillies are 2-1 in games started by him.

“With the injury, every day you look for something that got better from the day before,” Lannan said after a rehab start for Double-A Reading on Wednesday. “It felt much better than it did the last time out.

“I’ve been honest the whole process and I think I’m ready.”

The game time temperature will be 81°F with winds blowing out to center field at 10 mph. The humidity will be around 58%. No rain is expected in this game.

Washington Nationals versus Lannan: 28 years old left-hander, 6’4” 215 pounds. Throws: fastball, changeup, slider, curve

Runs per game (league ranking), 27 (3.48 per game) : Home Runs, 17 (28 HRs)

    Bat Ave, 28 (.230) : OB%, 27 (.293) : Slugging, 23 (.383)

      Walks, 19 (2.8 per game) : Strikeouts, 10 (7.8) : Stolen Bases, 20 (12 SBs)

      Last seven games, 5 (.834 OPS) : Last 14 games, 18 (.710 OPS) : Last 28 games, 25 (.672 OPS)

        Versus Righties, 19 (.708 OPS) : Versus lefties, 30 (.577 OPS)

          Home, 22 (.703 OPS) : Away, 28 (.648 OPS)

            1st Inning Production, 24 (.670 OPS)

              Facing a Power Pitcher, 26 (.581 OPS) : Facing a Finesse Pitcher, 21 (.743 OPS)

                Facing a fly ball pitcher, 17 (.715 OPS) : Facing a ground ball pitcher, 9 (.752 OPS)

                  Run Production at Night, 25 (.679 OPS) : Run Production During Day, 27 (.667 OPS)

                    First five innings, 20 (.720 OPS) : 6th to 9th Innings, 29 (.574 OPS)

                      Philadelphia Phillies versus Haren: 32 years old right-hander, 6’5” 215 pounds. Throws: fastball, cutter, splitter, curve

                      Fly Ball Pitcher

                      Runs per game (league ranking), 23 (3.69 per game) : Home Runs, 22 (24 HRs)

                        Bat Ave, 17 (.246) : OB%, 25 (.303) : Slugging, 24 (.382)

                          Walks, 25 (2.6 per game) : Strikeouts, 14 (7.4) : Stolen Bases, 14 (14 SBs)

                          Last seven games, 17 (.703 OPS) : Last 14 games, 16 (.724 OPS) : Last 28 games, 19 (.700 OPS)

                            Versus Righties, 29 (.672 OPS) : Versus lefties, 7 (.755 OPS)

                              Home, 19 (.719 OPS) : Away, 25 (.671 OPS)

                                1st Inning Production, 20 (.733 OPS)

                                  Facing a Power Pitcher, 29 (.540 OPS) : Facing a Finesse Pitcher, 17 (.753 OPS)

                                    Facing a fly ball pitcher, 26 (.670 OPS) : Facing a ground ball pitcher, 9 (.752 OPS)

                                      Run Production at Night, 22 (.694 OPS) : Run Production During Day, 23 (.687 OPS)

                                        First five innings, 23 (.710 OPS) : 6th to 9th Innings, 25 (.657 OPS)