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Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals 08/05/2021 Forecast, Analysis and Odds
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Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals 08/05/2021 – The Philadelphia Phillies will enter this game riding a hot four-game winning streak. The Phillies are sitting at the second spot in the NL East Division play and are right behind the Mets. Philadelphia won a total of 55 games and dropped 53 in return. The Phillies are just two-plus games behind the Mets at the top. Washington Nationals have won 49 and dropped 59 games in return. The Nationals are 10 games behind the .500 mark and the major league baseball trends are away from the Nationals to win this game.
Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals 08/05/2021
The Philadelphia Phillies smashed nine runs in their last game and gave up just five to the Nationals. Philadelphia is just one game from sweeping the Nationals in this four-game series. Aaron Nola will be sent to the mound as their starting pitcher in this game. Nola is holding an ERA of 4.30 with a 7-6 record on the season. The Phillies will still need a little support from the plate in order to get past the Nationals in this game. Philadelphia is holding the 14th rank in their batting average and is hitting at .242.
Players to watch: Rhys Hoskins 1B (GP 102, AB 372, R 58, H 88, 2B 27, 3B 0, HR 23, RBI 63, TB 184, BB 46, SO 107, SB 3, AVG 0.237, OBP 0.325, SLG 0.495, OPS 0.82, WAR 1.6), Alec Bohm 3B (GP 97, AB 338, R 42, H 86, 2B 12, 3B 0, HR 7, RBI 46, TB 119, BB 29, SO 94, SB 4, AVG 0.254, OBP 0.312, SLG 0.352, OPS 0.664, WAR -0.7).
The Washington Nationals were on and off with their success and the odds of getting past opponents are now slim. Washington will enter this game riding a three-game losing streak. Joe Ross will be sent to the mound as their starting pitcher. Ross was unsuccessful in his last appearance after giving up five runs in seven hits in just four and a half innings. Ross lost his start against the Cubs and is holding an ERA of 4.23 in total.
Players to watch: Juan Soto LF (GP 97, AB 335, R 70, H 100, 2B 12, 3B 1, HR 18, RBI 58, TB 168, BB 76, SO 63, SB 6, AVG 0.299, OBP 0.426, SLG 0.501, OPS 0.928, WAR 3.9), Starlin Castro 3B (GP 87, AB 315, R 25, H 89, 2B 20, 3B 0, HR 3, RBI 38, TB 118, BB 26, SO 62, SB 0, AVG 0.283, OBP 0.333, SLG 0.375, OPS 0.708, WAR 1.1).
Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games.
Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Betting Picks
The Phillies have one mission and that is to make it to the postseason. Philadelphia will do its best to get past the Mets and secure the top spot. The baseball betting trends favor the Phillies to win and cover.
Score Prediction: Phillies 6, Nationals 4.