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2021 MLB Handicapping
(33-36) Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (34-35)
Date: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Projected Pitchers: Erick Fedde (WSH) vs. Vince Velasquez (PHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -105 Phillies -116
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals +1.5, Phillies -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
The Nationals will face the Phillies for game 2 of the series Wednesday at 1:05 ET. Game 1 is being played Tuesday at 7:05 ET.
The last time they met, the Phillies took 2 out of 3.
Erick Fedde will go for the Nats and Vince Velasquez will go for the Phillies.
The Nationals have not been great this year. They have won 7 out of their last 8 games.
Washington is 33-36 and 4th in the National League East. The Mets are 5 games ahead of them.
Over the weekend, the Nats won 3 out of 4 against the Mets.
Patrick Corbin was very good on Sunday. He went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs.
This year, Erick Fedde is 4-4 with a 3.33 ERA. His last start came on Friday against the Mets. He went 7 innings and did not allow a run.
This pitching staff has been good this year with a 3.78 ERA. That ranks 11th in the league.
They rank 28th in baseball only scoring 3.78 runs per game.
Juan Soto, Kyle Schwarber, and Trea Turner are key hitters in their lineup.
Washington ranks 23rd in baseball with 71 home runs hit.
The Phillies have yet to find consistency this season. They are losers of 4 of their last 6 games.
With a record of 34-35, they are 2nd in the National League East. The Mets are 4 games ahead of them.
The Giants beat Philly 2 out of 3 this weekend. Their offense scored 18 runs in the series, but allowed 22.
On Sunday, Zach Eflin went 5 innings and gave up 6 runs. The bullpen also had their struggles in that game.
Vince Velasquez is 2-2 with a 4.44 ERA. His last start came Friday against the Giants where he went 4 innings and allowed 3 earned runs.
Their pitching ranks 16th allowing 4.20 runs per game. Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola have been their 2 best arms.
The offense has been good this year. The Phillies are scoring 4.28 runs per game which is 17th best.
They are 22nd with 73 home runs hit.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Nationals are 1-5 in their last 6 road games vs. a right handed starter.
- Nationals are 0-4 in their last 4 games with the total set at 8 or higher.
- Phillies are 5-0 in their last 5 home games vs. a right handed starter.
- Phillies are 4-0 in their last 4 home games.
- Phillies are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series.
- Phillies are 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games.
Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
This is a battle between 2 teams in the National League East who are looking to gain ground on the Mets.
This is a hard game for me to pick because these teams are fairly evenly matched.
Fedde and Velasquez have both been solid this year. I like the fact that Velasquez is pitching at home. I feel this can be a good pitchers duel. Both bullpens will have to be strong in order to win. In a close game, I like the Phillies.
I will take the Phillies as short home favorites.
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