Phillies at Nationals 6/17/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals
MLB: 7:05 PM EST
Jun. 17, 2019
Latest Odds : PHI -115 O/U 8.5
The Monday MLB schedule will get underway with a meeting between the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals from the nation’s capital. On Sunday, Philadelphia failed to show up in the rubber game of their series in Atlanta and lost by a 15-1 final score. SP Vince Velasquez gave up four runs and recorded just seven out for the Phillies, who trail the Braves by 2.5 games for first place in the NL East.
Thirty-three year old righty Jake Arrieta (6-5 4.31 ERA) will take the mound for the Phillies in this matchup. Last time out, Arrieta gave up three runs over six frames during a 7-4 home victory versus Arizona.
The Washington Nationals have split their previous ten games and are running out of time to get things going in the NL East Division race. On Sunday, Matt Adams clubbed two home runs and drove in seven runs to power Washington to a 15-5 home victory versus Arizona. Adam Eaton collected three hits and scored three runs for the Nationals, who are five games below .500 overall.
The Nationals will turn to twenty-nine year old southpaw Patrick Corbin (5-5 4.11 ERA) on Monday. Corbin has lost three straight starts and has been tagged for 16 runs over his last 12 plus innings of work.
Recent Betting Trends:
Phillies are 4-1 in Arrietas last 5 starts.
Nationals are 7-22 in their last 29 during game 1 of a series.
Over is 5-0 in Phillies last 5 road games.
Over is 17-8-1 in Nationals last 26 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Washington.
Free Betting Pick: Washington Nationals -105
Washington 1B Ryan Zimmerman (foot) resumed light baseball activities on Tuesday. Through 71 games, Philadelphia ranks 18th in OPS and 15th in runs scored. For the season, Washington ranks 15th in OPS and 16th in runs scored. The Nationals are scoring runs in bunches lately and will score a win in the series opener. Final Score Prediction, Washington Nationals win 6-4.