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2021 MLB Handicapping
(54-53) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals (49-58)
Date: Thursday, August 5th, 2021
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Aaron Nola (PHI) vs. Joe Ross (WSH)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies -132 Nationals +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Phillies -1.5, Nationals +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Phillies will be in D.C. to take on the Nationals for game 4 Thursday at 4:05 ET. Game 3 is Wednesday at 7:05 ET.
Aaron Nola will be going against Joe Ross.
Philadelphia won 5-4 on Tuesday.
The Phillies have not had a great season overall, but they have been playing better as of late. They have won 3 games in a row.
They are fighting for 1st place in the National League East with a record of 54-53. The Mets lead them by 1.5 games.
Before this series with the Nationals, they dropped 2 out of 3 games in Pittsburgh. In that series, the Phillies scored 17 runs and allowed 14 runs.
Zack Wheeler went 7.1 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Tuesday.
Aaron Nola has not been the pitcher he has been in past years. He is 7-6 with a 4.30 ERA. His last start was against the Pirates on Saturday where he went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Pittsburgh won that game 3-2.
The pitching for this team has not been great. The team has an ERA of 4.48 which is 19th best in the majors.
Their offense has been pretty good. It is scoring 4.58 runs per game which is 13th best in baseball.
Philadelphia has hit 125 home runs which is 18th best in baseball.
The Nationals have not played great this year and now lots of their key players are on different teams.
They are 49-58 which puts them 4th in the National League East. The Mets lead them by 6.5 games.
Prior to this, the Nats took 2 out of 3 games against the Cubs. In that series, the Nationals scored 13 runs and allowed 14 runs.
Patrick Corbin went 7 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Tuesday.
Joe Ross is 5-9 with a 4.0 ERA. His last start was against the Cubs on Saturday where he went 4.1 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. Chicago won that game 6-3.
Their pitching has not been great and it will likely get worse as Brad Hand and Max Scherzer have both been traded away. The team has an ERA of 4.46 which is 17th best in baseball.
The offense is scoring 4.38 runs per game which is 17th best baseball. A key hitter in their lineup, Trea Turner, is also gone.
Washington has hit 124 home runs which is 19th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Phillies are 17-5 in their last 22 during game 4 of a series.
- Phillies are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. the National League East.
- Phillies are 5-2 in their last 7 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Nationals are 4-9 in their last 13 games overall.
- Nationals are 4-9 in their last 13 games on grass.
- Nationals are 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Nationals are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. the National League East.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
Things have been going just as planned for the Phillies over the past few days. They have been winning and the Mets have been losing. They will look for that to continue as they only trail New York by 1.5 games.
I am not surprised that the Phillies have taken the first 2 games of this series. They are the better team and they taking care of business against a weak Washington team. I look for that to continue on Thursday.
Aaron Nola was good in his last start and I feel he will have another solid outing in this one. I see Philadelphia doing enough against Joe Ross in order to get a win.
I will lay the -132 with the Phillies in this one.
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