Free MLB Pick: Phillies vs. Nationals Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(20-17) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals (13-19)
Date: Thursday, May 13th, 2021
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Zach Eflin vs. Patrick Corbin
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies -115, Nationals -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Phillies -1.5 (+150), Nationals +1.5 (-180)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
Philly is looking for a sweep as they take on the Nationals this afternoon. They are in second place in the NL East.
Philadelphia has not been a great road team this season but they look good after giving up just two runs in each of the first two games of this series. They might be missing their starting shortstop and catcher for maintenance in this one though, keep an eye on it.
Zach Eflin has been really good this season. He does not get the press with Aaron Nola and Zach Wheeler headlining the rotation but his numbers are awesome. He has 42 strikeouts against just 3 walks this season. He has also not pitched less than 6 innings in a game this season.
The bullpen is the weak link for the Phillies. It has not burned them in this series though and perhaps they are rounding into form. The potential is there with Hector Neris and Archie Bradley.
The Nats have lost four in a row and seven of eight. Their hitting has been off this season and the pitching has not been at the level they need it to be to compensate. That would be tough given they are only scoring 3.5 runs per game.
Patrick Corbin was not very good last season but he has been a disaster this year. He has already given up as many homers as he did a year ago (in less than half the innings) and his walk rate is rising. He is not striking out guys either. He has really imploded for the Nats.
Brad Hand has been no sure thing in the closer role. That really hurts a team that is already operating on thin margins as it is.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
The Nats are an easy team to fade and the Phillies look primed to close the series sweep. Lots of factors on the mound and in the lineup say Philly is the play.
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