Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 18 (6/18): MLB

Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 18 (6/18): MLB

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Odds

Time 4:35 p.m. EST
Phillies money line -200
Phillies run line -1.5 (-130)
Nationals money line +165
Nationals run line +1.5 (+110)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  Philadelphia Phillies Washington Nationals
Record 35-31 23-45
Road / home record 16-14 11-25
Last 10 record 8-2 2-8
Streak W4 L7
Over / under record 38-26-2 37-28-3
Runs / game 4.83 4.12
Runs allowed / game 4.37 5.69

 

Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals will play the 2nd game of the series at the Nationals Park on Friday afternoon. The Phillies outscored the Nats 10-1 in the first of the series.

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies get to this game with a 35-31 record and have won 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.8 runs per game while allowing 4.3 runs. Bryce Harper leads the team with 15 home runs and 48 RBI batting for .316 avg.

Zack Wheeler allowed one run and four hits in seven innings against the Nats and leads the team with a 2.69 ERA, 78 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded for the Phillies.

Probable Pitcher: 

Aaron Nola (4-4, 3.42 ERA) will take the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Phillies. In 7 innings against the Marlins on Monday, Nola gave two runs on six hits while striking out six batters without walking a batter. He didn't think about it when he made the decision. He has a record of 6-7 with an ERA of 4.35 and 158 strikeouts in 24 appearances versus the Nationals in his career.

Washington Nationals

The Nationals get here with a 23-45 record and have lost their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.1 runs per game but allowing 5.7 runs. Josh Bell has a batting average of .290, 11 home runs and 44 RBI. Juan Soto leads the team in home runs with 13.

Josiah Gray leads the team with a 4.33 ERA, 69 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded for the Nationals.

Probable Pitcher: 

Josiah Gray (6-4, 4.33 ERA) will start for the Nats in the 4th game of the series. In his last start, he tossed 5 scoreless innings against the Marlins but didn't factor into the decision in the Nats 2-1 win. He has a record of 0-1 with an ERA of 7.00 and 6 strikeouts in 2 appearances against the Phillies in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Philadelphia are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games against Washington.

Philadelphia are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington's last 11 games against Philadelphia.

Washington are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home.

Prediction

The Phillies cameback in the 3rd of the series and beat the Nationals again as they have now won 14 of their last 16 games and scoring an average of 6 runs per game in their last 10 games. They will send Aaron Nola to the mound who has been good lately but has struggled against the Nats in his career the same for Gray who has a 7.00 ERA against the Phillies. The over is cashing big time with these two teams so let's take the over.

PICK: Over 8.5 (-110)

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