Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 5 (8/5): MLB

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 5 (8/5): MLB

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Odds
Time 7:05 p.m. EST
Phillies money line -193
Phillies run line -1.5 (+100)
Nationals money line +192
Nationals run line +1.5 (-106)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats
  Philadelphia Phillies Washington Nationals 
Record 57-48 36-71
Road / home record 27-25 19-31
Last 10 record 8-2 4-6
Streak W2 L2
Over / under record 53-47-5 52-49-6
Runs / game 4.61 3.83
Runs allowed / game 4.15 5.44

 

Preview

Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals will play game 2 of their 4-game series on Friday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Phillies are now 7-2 straight up Vs the Nationals in this season after winning game 1 in this series 5-4.

Philadelphia Phillies 

Philadelphia Phillies are coming off a 5-4 win over the Nationals in game 1, Philadelphia are running hot at the moment winning 7 of their last 8 games including wins over the Pirates and the Braves. Noah Syndergaard was on the mound in the last game and he allowed 11 hits and 4 Earned runs in 5 Innings pitched. Philadelphia are the 7th in runs scored and 11th in runs allowed this season.

Probable pitcher:

Kyle Gibson (6-4, 4.60 ERA) will be on the mound for the Phillies in game 2 on Friday, Gibson's last start was against Atlanta Braves and he went 6 innings allowing 2 earned runs and had 4 strikeouts in a game that ended as a 7-2 win for the Phillies.

Washington Nationals 

Washington Nationals continued their series of bad performances Vs Philadelphia Phillies, the Natioanls lost the last game 5-4 after leading In the first 2 innings then Philadelphia scored 4 runs in the 3rd inning only and never looked back. Paolo Espino was on the mound in this game and he allowed 7 hits and 5 Earned runs in 4 innings pitched. Washington are 25th in runs scored and also 30th in runs allowed this season.

Probable pitcher:

Josiah Gray (7-7, 4.59 ERA) will be in the mound for the Nationals in game 2 on Friday, Gray's last start was against St Louis Cardinals and he went 5 innings allowing 4 earned runs and had 6 strikeouts in a game that ended as a 0-5 loss for the Nationals.

Betting Trends

Philadelphia Phillies are 4-1 straight up last 5 home games when playing against the Nationals.

Philadelphia Phillies are 7-1 Straight up last 8 games.

Philadelphia Phillies have gone Over the total in 12 of last 17 games Vs Washington.

Washington Nationals are 1-4 Straight up last 5 games.

Washington Nationals are 2-15 straight up last 17 games Vs Philadelphia.

Washington Nationals are 3-8 straight up last 11 road games.

Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies were that close to winning by more than a run to win the run line but I think they will do it this time, the Phillies have been dominating Washington Nationals lately winning 15 of their last 17 games and also the Phillies are running hot at the moment winning 7 of their last 8 games so I like Philadelphia's run line in this one.

PICK: Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 (+100).
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