Washington Nationals midseason betting report

The Washington Nationals' lineup thrived despite Bryce Harper's occasional struggles, thanks in large part to Daniel Murphy's MVP-esque first-half performance. Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports

Editor's note: After a busy first half of the 2016 MLB season, Joe Peta takes a look at both the good and bad for all 30 teams to find overvalued and undervalued clubs from a betting perspective. He also projects each team's second half. This is the entry for the Washington Nationals.

Records reflect all games played through Sunday. All statistics are through each team's 81st game. Season-to-date pricing adds the implied win probability from the money line of each team's first 81 games and converts it to 162 games.

Washington Nationals

Vegas projection: 89.5 wins
My projection: 87 wins
Current record/pace: 54-36 (97-win pace)
Season-to-date pricing: 94.4 wins

What's gone right: After a disappointing 2015 campaign, which left them as underdogs to retake the division crown they captured in 2012 and 2014, Washington has returned to playing mid-90s-win baseball -- and that's probably in line with their true talent level.