Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 4 (8/4): MLB

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 4 (8/4): MLB

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Odds
Time 7:05 p.m. EST
Phillies money line -222
Phillies run line -1.5 (-109)
Nationals money line +215
Nationals run line +1.5 (+106)
Over / under 9

 

Key stats
  Philadelphia Phillies Washington Nationals 
Record 56-48 36-70
Road / home record 26-25 19-30
Last 10 record 7-3 5-5
Streak W1 L1
Over / under record 53-47-4 52-49-5
Runs / game 4.61 3.83
Runs allowed / game 4.15 5.45

 

Preview

Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals will play game 1 of their 4-game series on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia . Philadelphia Phillies are 6-2 straight up Vs the Nationals so far in this season.

Philadelphia Phillies 

Philadelphia are coming off a 3-1 win Over Atlanta Braves on the road to tie the series 1-1 and get back at home to face the Nationals in a 4-game series, Philadelphia are 6-2 straight up Vs Washington so far in this season as Philadelphia have been on a great form lately winning 6 of their last 7 games and performing well offensively and defensively. Philadelphia are the 6th in runs scored and 13th in runs allowed this season.

Probable pitcher:

Noah Syndergaard (5-8, 3.82 ERA) will be on the mound for the Phillies in game 1 on Thursday, Syndergaard's last start was against Kansas city Royals and he went 5.2 innings allowing 1 earned run and had 6 strikeouts in a game that ended as a 0-7 loss for the Phillies.

Washington Nationals 

Washington Nationals are coming off a tough series vs the Mets as they have lost the series 1-2. The Nationals have been on a bad form lately winning only 2 of their last 7 games this season and it won't be any easier for them to beat the Phillies who have beaten the Nationals in 14 of last 16 games between them with only 2 wins for Washington. Washington are 25th in runs scored and also 30th in runs allowed this season.

Probable pitcher:

Paolo Espino (0-3, 3.78 ERA) will be in the mound for the Nationals in game 1 on Thursday, Espino's last start was against St Louis Cardinals and he went 4.2 innings allowing 4 earned run and had 2 strikeouts in a game that ended as a 7-6 win for the Nationals.

Betting Trends

Philadelphia Phillies are 2-4 straight up last 6 home games.

Philadelphia Phillies are 6-1 Straight up last 7 games.

Philadelphia Phillies have gone Over the total in 12 of last 16 games Vs Washington.

Washington Nationals are 2-5 Straight up last 7 games.

Washington Nationals are 2-14 straight up last 16 games Vs Philadelphia.

Washington Nationals are 3-7 straight up last 10 road games.

Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies have dominated Washington Nationals in the recent years as the Phillies have been the Nationals in 14 of last 16 encounters between them and also Philadelphia on a really good form too so betting Philadelphia Phillies on the run line here is the more sensible thing to do in my opinion.

PICK: Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 (-109).
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