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(9-10) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals (14-4)
Date: Tuesday April 25, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, DC
Projected Pitchers: Vincent Velasquez vs. Max Scherzer
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -200
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7
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Even though they have dipped below .500 the Phillies have still been impressive with their early season play. At the same time the Nationals look to be finding their stride under new manager Dusty Baker.
Bryce Harper has picked up where he left off a year ago and this team looks ready to make up for lost time.
The Phillies saw a three winning streak stopped on Sunday at Milwaukee.
The offense came alive this weekend and they are going to need more of that if they want to have any chance of being respectable. You have to like what you are seeing from youngsters Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco.
They are looking like a couple of players you can really build around.
Vincent Velasquez has been one of the stingiest pitchers in the Majors so far. He has three starts under his belt and in 19 innings has given up just 11 hits with 29 strikeouts.
It helps that he is making his first trip through the league but he is also really good. You have to look at Philly when he starts.
While Velasquez and the other starter have been holding their own the bullpen has been getting hit hard. Hector Neris has been unhittable but humdrum arms like James Russell have been getting hit really hard.
Three reliever have ERAs over 5.
Maybe this is the season the Nats put it all together. They are off to a strong start overall and have taken advantage of the Mets struggles to grab the early lead in the NL East.
Bryce Harper has been amazing but other than him and ex Met Daniel Murphy the rest of the offense leaves a lot to be desired.
I loved the pick up of Ben Revere but he has been more hurt than not this season so they are missing Denard Span even more than they thought they would.
Max Scherzer has been a little sluggish to start the season but there is nothing to be concerned about. He is coming off his worst start so if you want to feel him out a little go ahead but this is a good spot to get behind him.
Washington has had one of the best bullpens in the league this season. They are not missing Drew Storen one bit thanks to some unfamiliar arms like Joe Ross and Blake Treinen.
Jonathan Papelbon may have lost a few MPH but he can still get the job done.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 18-6-2 in PHI last 26 Tue. games.
- PHI are 33-68 in their last 101 road games.
- WAS are 8-0 in their last 8 home games.
- WAS are 9-2 in their last 11 games following a win.
- WAS are 17-5 in their last 22 overall.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
If you want to bet the Phillies I can make the argument. Velasquez has been nasty this while maybe Scherzer is not quite at full speed.
Still it is a pretty big leap given the relative strength of each others lineups.
Still every once in a while it is OK to go out out on a limp like that. VV has only given up a run in one of three starts.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER & Heavy Lean Philadelphia ML. Feeling lucky…
Lets take a shot. It is early in the season and the story of Velasquez being dominant is a good one. Plus you get max value with Max Scherzer as his opposite on the hill.
Going under will also be a solid play.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 3 – Washington 2
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