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Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies 8/5/22 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Odds & Info

Game Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals
Date & Time Friday August 5, 2022, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Citizens Bank Park
Latest odds
PHI -215 ; Total 8.5
TV Channel
Apple TV+

In Friday night MLB action, the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies will continue their series from Citizens Bank Park. The Nationals (36-71) traded All-Star OF Juan Soto to San Diego and own the worst overall in the majors. Last night, Washington out together an 11-hit attack during a 5-4 road loss that was ended after five innings due to rain.

Twenty-four year old righty Josiah Gray (7-7 4.59 ERA) is one of the key pieces for the Washington rebuild. Through 102 innings of work, Gray has struck out 118 batters and owns a respectable 1.28 WHIP.

The Philadelphia Phillies have won eight of their last ten games and are currently tied for the third NL Wild Card spot. On Thursday, 3B Alec Bohm delivered a three-run blast in the third inning that put Philadelphia ahead to stay. 1B Rhys Hoskins added his 21st home run for the Phillies (57-48) in support of newly acquired SP Noah Syndergaard. 

The Phillies will give the nod to thirty-four year old righty Kyle Gibson (6-4 4.60 ERA) on Friday. In his last start, Gibson allowed two runs in six innings during a 7-2 home victory versus Atlanta.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Nationals are 8-24 in their last 32 Friday games.
  • Phillies are 8-2 in their last 10 Friday games.
  • Under is 4-1 in Nationals last 5 road games.
  • Over is 4-1-1 in Phillies last 6 home games.
  • Nationals are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings.

Free MLB Pick:

Washington Nationals +180

Philadelphia OF Bryce Harper (thumb) has been sidelined since the end of June and hopes to return sometime next month. Through 107 games, Washington ranks 22nd in OPS and 25th in runs scored. For the season, Philadelphia ranks 11th in OPS and 7th in runs scored. Take the Nationals to win on the road. Final Score Prediction, Washington Nationals win 5-4.

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