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Philadelphia Phillies Vs Washington Nationals Pick & MLB Betting Preview

Written by on April 14, 2017

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to snap out of their funk and get some revenge when they hit the road to take on the Washington Nationals on Saturday in a matchup of NL East rivals that I believe is offering baseball bettors everywhere a ton of value. The Nationals dropped two of three to the Philadelphia Phillies last weekend, but now they are back in Nationals Park for another series set to start this Friday afternoon. The MLB odds for Saturday’s game will get released after Friday’s match is over, although, the Nats and Stephen Strasburg are 1.5 run favorite to take the opener.

How To Bet The Philadelphia Phillies Vs Washington Nationals Odds & TV Info

When: Saturday, April 15 at 12:05 PM ETWhere: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.TV: MAS2, CSPhMLB Odds: TBAListed Pitchers
  • Philadelphia: Jeremy Hellickson – R (1-0, 0.90 ERA, 3K)
  • Washington: Tanner Roark – R (2-0, 4.09 ERA, 9 K)

Why Bet The Philadelphia Phillies Odds

The Phillies (3-6) are a good bet in this contest simply because they’ve been scoring their fair share of runs since the season opened. Despite their uninspiring 3-6 record, Philly has scored four runs or more in all but two games this season. Veteran right-hander Jeremy Hellickson is back on the mound after leaving Sunday’s game against the Nats with cramping in his right forearm. Hellickson has a 1-2 record against Washington with a high, 5.60 ERA in three career starts in Nationals Park.

Why Bet The Washington Nationals Odds

The Nationals (5-4) have won two of three while going 3-3 over their last six. Washington has scored six runs or more in four of their five wins this season. Right-hander Tanner Roark completely overwhelmed Philadelphia in his first five starts against his NL East division rivals last season by going 3-0 with a fantastic 0.79 ERA and 30 strikeouts in just 34 innings.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The  Phillies are 4-12 in their last 16 games and 3-13 in their last 16 meetings against Washington. Not only that, but the Phils are also just 1-9 in their last 10 games against a right-handed starter while Washington has gone 5-2 in their last seven home games against a southpaw starter. With the Phils going 1-6 in their last seven road games against the Nats, I say take Washington to win by two runs minimum to get the Run Line cover.My final score prediction is Washington 5 Philadelphia 3