Philadelphia at Washington MLB Odds Analysis

Philadelphia at Washington MLB Odds Analysis

Written by on April 26, 2016

Starting pitchers Jeremy Hellickson and Gio Gonzalez will be the center of attention this Wednesday when the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Washington Nationals in Game 2 of their short series in the nation’s capital. Here’s everything you need to know about betting on this game in the MLB lines.

Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals MLB Odds Analysis

When: Wednesday, April 27, 7:05 PM ETWhere: Nationals Park, WashingtonTV: MASNStream Option: MLB TVPitching Matchup: Hellickson vs. GonzalezMLB Odds: TBA 

Why Bet on Philadelphia (9-10)

After starting the year rather shakily, the Phillies are enjoying one of the better stretches of the season, winning three straight games prior to the 8-5 defeat at Milwaukee on Sunday. Philly’s offense has seen an uptick in its production, but that won’t matter much this Wednesday unless Jeremy Hellickson (1-1, 5.21 ERA, 1.37 WHIP) is able to have a good game on the mound.

Why Bet on Washington (14-4)

Like the Phillies, the Nationals are enjoying one of their best forms of the season, winning their last three straight games (to sweep the Twins at home) and notching five wins in their last six overall games. Washington’s stellar pitching has been the chiefly reason behind their current strong run and that looks to stay the same, as the Nats will be giving the ball to one of their best pitchers in Gio Gonzales (1-0, 1.42 ERA, 0.89 WHIP). If the surging Nationals can get their offense (which has scored 16 runs in the last three games entering Tuesday) clicking early in the game, it will extremely difficult for Philadelphia to get the win here.

Expert MLB Picks and Predictions

Going by their strong recent form, the Phillies are capable of shocking the Nationals in this game. Granted, the Nationals are way more talented than the Phillies, so the favored Washington team should be good value for the victory in this game, barring any unexpected shocks from Philadelphia.

Final Score Prediction:  Washington 5, Philadelphia 3.