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2021 MLB Handicapping
(53-53) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals (49-57)
Date: Wednesday, August 4th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Chase Anderson (PHI) vs. Paolo Espino (WSH)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies +105 Nationals -132
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Phillies +1.5, Nationals -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9.5
The Phillies will be in D.C. to take on the Nationals for game 3 Wednesday at 7:05 ET.
Chase Anderson is going for the Phillies and Paolo Espino gets the start for the Nationals.
The Phillies took the first game 7-5.
The Phillies have not had a great season, but they are still fighting for 1st place in the National League East. They have won 3 of their last 5 games.
With a 53-53 record, they are 2nd in the National League East. They trail the Mets by 2.5 games.
Before this series, the Phillies dropped 2 out of 3 games to the lowly Pirates. In that series, they scored 17 runs and allowed 14 runs.
Ranger Suarez started the game on Monday and he went 3 innings with no earned runs. From there, 5 other relievers were used.
Chase Anderson has not been great this year. He is 2-4 with a 6.75 ERA.
The pitching on this team has not been great. At the deadline, the rotation got better with the addition of Kyle Gibson and the bullpen got better with Ian Kennedy being added.
The offense has been good for the most part. They are scoring 4.58 runs per game which is 13th best in the majors.
Philadelphia has hit 121 home runs which is 21st best in the game.
The Nationals have not had a good season at all and now they have traded away Max Scherzer and Trea Turner. It looks like there could be a lot of losing in the future for this team.
They have a record of 49-57 which puts them 4th in the National League East. The Mets lead them by 6.5 games.
Washington took 2 out of 3 games against the Cubs over the weekend. In that series, the Nats scored 13 runs and allowed 14 runs.
Josiah Gray went 5 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Monday.
Paolo Espino has done a good job since being inserted into the rotation. He is 3-2 with a 3.08 ERA. His last start was against the Cubs on Friday where he went 5.1 innings and allowed 1 earned run. The Nationals won that game 4-3.
Pitching has not been a major strength of this team so far. They have an ERA of 4.46 which is 17th best in baseball.
On offense, they are scoring 4.39 runs per game which is 16th best in baseball.
Washington has hit 123 home runs which is 18th best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Phillies are 3-7 in their last 10 road games with the total set at 7.0-9.5.
- Phillies are 1-5 in their last 6 games with the total set at 9.5.
- Phillies are 2-8 in their last 10 Wednesday games.
- Nationals are 8-1 in their last 9 Wednesday games.
- Nationals are 11-3 in their last 14 home games vs. a right handed starter.
- Nationals are 13-5 in their last 18 home games with the total set at 9.5.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
The Phillies need to keep playing well if they wish to get to the top of their division. They had success in the first game of the series, but I am not sold they will win this one.
Philadelphia is the better team, but they have not been great about taking care of those types of teams. They just dropped 2 out of 3 to the Pirates so you do not know what to expect from this club.
I look for the Nats to get to Anderson early and often and for Espino to continue doing what he has done.
I like Washington here.
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