Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 5 (7/5): MLB

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 5 (7/5): MLB

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Odds
Time 7:08 pm. EST
Nationals money line +125
Nationals run line +1.5 (-175)
Phillies money line -132
Phillies run line -1.5 (+170)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats
  Washington Nationals Philadelphia Phillies 
Record 29-53 42-38
Road / home record 15-22 22-20
Last 10 record 4-6 6-4
Streak L5 W1
Over / under record 41-37-4 44-34-2
Runs / game 3.98 4.81
Runs allowed / game 5.42 4.25

 

Preview

The Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies will play game 1 of their 3-Game series at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Philadelphia Phillies are 4-1 straight up Vs the nationals this season.

Washington Nationals 

The Nationals are coming off a 0-4 sweep to the Marlins at home, they are on a 5 games losing streak now Even though they had a really good series over the Pirates and over the Rangers also before that. Nationals scored 12 runs and allowed 21 runs to the Marlins in their previous series. Washington Nationals are 22nd in runs scored and 30th in runs allowed this season.

Probable pitcher:

Paolo Espino (0-1, 2.80 ERA) will be on the mound for the Nationals in game 1 on Tuesday, Espino's last start was against Pittsburgh Pirates and he went 4.1 innings allowing 4 earned runs and had 4 strikeouts in a game that ended as a 7-8 loss for the Nationals.

Philadelphia Phillies 

Philadelphia Phillies are coming off a 2-1 series win over the Cardinals, Phillies have scored 15 runs and allowed 10 runs to the St Louis in 3 games. Phillies have been really good at home lately winning 11 of last 16 home games and they are the favourites to get another win over the Nationals. Phillies are 2nd in runs scored and 20th in runs allowed this season.

Probable pitcher:

Christopher Sanchez (0-1, 4.60 ERA) will be on the mound for the Phillies in game 1 on Tuesday, Christopher's last start was against New York Mets and he went 2.1 innings allowing 2 earned runs and had 2 strikeouts in a game that ended as a 1-6 loss for the Phillies.

Betting Trends

Washington Nationals have gone Under the total in 8 of last 12 games.

Washington Nationals are 1-12 Straight up last 13 games Vs the Phillies.

Washington Nationals are 0-5 straight up last 5 games.

Philadelphia Phillies are 11-5 straight up last 16 home games.

Philadelphia Phillies have gone Under the total in 4 of last 5 games played in July.

Philadelphia Phillies have gone Over the total in 11 of last 13 games Vs the Nationals.

Prediction

The Nationals are in a terrible form at the moment and are on a 5 games losing streak while the Phillies are winning 3 of last 4 games, Phillies are 12-1 straight up last 13 games Vs the Nationals and 4-1 straight up this season and I don't expect that to change tonight. Give me the Phillies run line here.

PICK: Phillies -1.5 (+125).

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