Phillies vs. Nationals MLB Odds, Picks & Predictions: Thursday’s Classic Sharps vs. Squares Showdown

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Phillies vs. Nationals Odds

Phillies Odds-155
Nationals Odds+135
Over/Under8.5 (-115/-105)
Time4:05 p.m. ET
TVMLB Network

If you're a PRO Report OG, you've likely heard the next few sentences consistently over the years, but that doesn't mean they're not worth repeating.

Sharps (bettors who win over the long term) and squares (casual bettors who gamble mostly for fun or to have "action") aren't always on opposite sides of every game.

In fact, sharps and squares can often find themselves aligned on the same wagers.

However, there are instances when professional and casual bettors are in complete disagreement, and one of those examples is Thursday afternoon's Phillies vs. Nationals MLB matchup.

The public is pounding one side like they already know the outcome, while smart money is steadily flowing in the other direction.

Let's break down just how divided sharps and squares are on today's Phillies vs. Nationals showdown.

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Phillies vs. Nationals Pick 

Sharp Action

Shortly after Phillies vs. National odds opened, Washington peaked at +145, and that's when sharps crashed this party.

Action Labs' Bet Signals have tracked two waves of wiseguy action slamming the Nats, driving this price all the way down to a consensus of +135 (click here for live MLB odds). 

It's clear that pros are already finding value with the Nationals, and according to our MLB public betting data, we can see that 74% of bettors are still laying the number with the Phillies, a dead giveaway that the public just can't stop backing Philadelphia.

Still, despite the overwhelming majority of tickets landing on the road favorite, 50% of the actual money wagered has hit Washington on just 26% of the tickets.

Top Experts

You can count our experts among the sharps here, as one of The Action Network's top MLB bettors has also taken a position on the Nationals today.

PRO Report Pick: Nationals +135

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