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(29-31) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals (36-23)
Date: Friday June 10, 2016
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, DC
Projected Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson vs Stephen Strasburg
MLB Moneyline Odds: -244
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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Philly has put together a surprising season thus far, getting major contributions from their under-the-radar starting pitching staff.
Jeremy Hellickson has put together his best season in recent memory, but faces a tough lineup and opposing SP Stephen Strasburg.
Jeremy Hellickson was once a solid rotation piece during his early days with the Tampa Bay Rays, putting back to back years of and 3.10 ERA or better and a 1.15 WHIP or better between 2011 and 2012.
He appears to have regained some of that form so far this year, with a 3.80 ERA and 1.21 WHIP, although this is coming after 3 seasons of mediocrity.
Do I believe it? Not necessarily.
Regardless if I do or not, Washington should be able to put up runs against him.
The Phillies’ lineup has received big contributions from Odubel Herrera, who has put together a great rookie season so far, leading the team with a .318 average and .422 OBP, to go along with 5 HR and 8 SB.
Maikel Franco leads the team with 10 homers and 32 RBI, but aside from him and Herrera there isn’t a whole lot to get excited about, especially since Tommy Joseph has sat for two straight games after putting together a nice stretch with the bat.
The Nats are one of the best NL Teams in the MLB, sitting in first place in the NL East division with a .610 winning percentage with their 36-23 record.
Bryce Harper is again in the MVP conversation early, and youngster Anthony Rendon has turned a corner and is now up to a .263 average with 6 HR and 6 SB after a slow start.
Daniel Murphy continues to be a revelation and lead the team in average, RBI, OBP and Hits.
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Stephen Strasburg should be able to handle the Phillies lineup easily, having shut down much fiercer competition this year with seemingly ease. In 12 starts, the 9-0 Strasburg has gathered 100 strikeouts and a 2.85 ERA and 1.09 WHIP.
His 11.39 K/9 leads the team over fellow ace, Max Scherzer, and others.
- The Phillies are 3-7 in their past 10 games
- Philly is 2nd last in the league in Runs scored with 192
- Strasburg hasn’t allowed more than 4 earned runs in any start this season
- Washington is 7-3 in their past 10 games
- The Nats are 15-11 at home
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
Washington should have no problem handling the Phillies here with Strasburg on the mound.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Nationals -1.5
Moreover, the surprising Phillies slowly coming back down to earth, as evidenced in their 3-7 record in their past 10 games while the Nats have the reverse.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Washington 6-3
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