Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals Free Pick

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In Game 2 of their NL East doubleheader, the Philadelphia Phillies are set to face off against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. NBC Sports Philadelphia will be televising the matchup and the game will get underway at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals Odds

The Nationals are 33-38 straight up (SU) and 35-36 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 16.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.4 units ATS. Washington has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Phillies are 39-32 SU and have gone 36-35 ATS. Overall, the club has accumulated 2.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.2 units ATS. Philadelphia has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

Washington games have an over/under record of 37-29-5 so far in 2019. The Phillies have an over/under record of 34-35-2.

Philadelphia’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.43 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.17 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.62, along with a WHIP of 1.35.

The Phillies offense has slashed .243/.324/.418 on its way to 4.9 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Philadelphia’s offense has been led by first baseman Rhys Hoskins and shortstop Jean Segura. Hoskins is slashing .271/.395/.522 with 15 home runs, 49 RBIs and 38 runs scored, while Segura (.275/.328/.437) has produced six homers, 27 RBIs and 42 runs scored.

For the home team, Washington’s pitching staff has allowed 4.9 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.90, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.8. The bullpen has a 6.27 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 9.3 K/9. In 30 games against NL East foes, Nationals starters have an ERA of 3.34 and the bullpen’s ERA is 8.26.

The Washington offense is putting up 5.0 runs per contest, including 5.7 per game against divisional foes and 6.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .271/.335/.482 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Nationals’ batters have been led by right fielder Adam Eaton and third baseman Anthony Rendon. Eaton is slashing .280/.365/.398 with six home runs, 19 RBIs and 41 runs scored, and Rendon’s line is .321/.415/.660 with 16 homers, 50 RBIs and 52 runs scored.

The Nationals have lost 9.7 units and are 26-26 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 27 of those games, compared to 23 that’ve gone under against righties.

Phillies vs. Nationals MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Phillies, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in five of Philadelphia’s last seven contests.
  • Washington has recorded 23.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.0 over its last five.
  • The Phillies have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Nationals have hit 18 over their last 10.