Free MLB Pick: Nationals vs. Phillies Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(46-54) Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (50-50)
Date: Thursday, July 29th, 2021
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Vince Velasquez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -150 | Phillies +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals -1.5 , Phillies +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Washington Nationals go toe to toe with the Philadelphia Phillies in an NL East showdown at Citizens Bank Park in a game which has playoff implications for both clubs.
To start off with, the Washington Nationals are likely to be very much short handed here, as their game last night was cancelled due to a Covid outbreak in the clubhouse which will leave 12 players out of the lineup for this one.
The big positive for the Nationals in this spot is that they have Max Scherzer going to the hill for them who is still having a nice season despite not being absolutely flawless like we have seen him in the past.
Scherzer enters this game with a 7-4 record and a 2.83 ERA and he has been awesome against the Phillies only allowing them to hit .181 against him, so I would very much expect more of the same from Scherzer in this spot.
The Philadelphia Phillies certainly are not in the position they would have liked to be given their squad, but thanks to the nature of their division they are only 3.5 games back of the Mets in first, so they will no doubt be in the hunt for the NL East deep in to September.
The most exciting part of this Phillies squad is the batting lineup which has a ton of power and actually is quite deep and although they rank middle of the pack in terms of the overall statistics, I would be very surprised if they were not in the top 10 come September.
The Phillies will also send a pretty solid pitcher to the mound to counter Scherzer, as Vince Velasquez gets the call and although he has a mid 5’s ERA he should be in a position to succeed here, as his numbers against the Nationals have been excellent.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Nationals are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Nationals are 2-5 in their last 7 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Nationals are 18-38 in their last 56 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Phillies are 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Phillies are 6-2 in their last 8 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Phillies are 5-2 in their last 7 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Phillies are 5-2 in their last 7 games as an underdog.
Free Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
The Philadelphia Phillies seem like a live underdog in this spot, as they are certainly going to be the better team in this spot considering the problems the Nationals have had and Max Scherzer, although decent, has not been perfect this year and I think we could see this Phillies batting lineup put up enough runs to support Vince Velasquez.
This is also a price play, as the Phillies are +130, and that line clearly has plenty of value as the Phillies will enter with the better batting lineup and the disparity on the mound is not as big as it looks on paper.
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