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Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies: Can the Nats Break their Slump?

Posted by: Charlie Smith
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Thursday’s baseball betting online action is primed for another round of enticing sportsbook predictions. There are plenty of matchups to mulch over this evening, including the Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies pairing. Let’s take a gander at what kind of turnout tonight’s sports betting odds are predicting.

Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Thursday, June 28th      

Series: Game 1

When: 7:05 pm ET

Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

Baseball Betting Online Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Nationals +1½ (-170) 8 (-115) +118
Phillies -1½ (+150) 8 (-105) -128
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Washington Nationals        

The Nats slip into this evening’s matchup sporting a 41-37 record that ranks them 3rd in the NL East. Currently 3 ½ games behind the division leading Atlanta Braves, the Nats can still vie for the lead in the NL East. All in all Washington has had a pretty successful season. However, considering that they’re 4-11 in their last 15, it’s pretty clear the club is amidst a slump. And since the Nats just got swept by Tampa Bay 11-0 and 1-0, it doesn’t look like they’ll be breaking out of it anytime soon. Nevertheless, Tanner Roark will get the start from Washington this evening. Roark s 3-8 on the year and will be vying to improve on his 4.27 ERA as well as his 1.24 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Anthony Rendon (9 HR, 31 RBI, .284 BA), Matt Adams (13 HR, 36 RBI, .275 BA), and Bryce Harper (19 HR, 46 RBI, .219 BA).

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies tumble into this Thursday night pairing sporting a 42-36 record that ranks them 2nd in the NL East. Currently 2 ½ games behind the Braves, Philly will be trying to bridge that gap tonight. They’ve had a shot to do so in the past weeks, particularly in their 3-game series versus New York. But in the end, the Yanks proved too tough for Philly as they got the best of them 2 games to 1. Aaron Nola will be sent to the mound tonight. He’ll be bringing a 9-2 record as well as a 2.58 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP with him.

Players to Watch: Odubel Herrera (13 HR, 45 RBI, .294 BA), Maikel Franco (10 HR, 38 RBI, .258 BA), and Rhys Hoskins (12 HR, 46 RBI, .252 BA).

Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
  • Washington is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
  • Washington is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games when playing Washington
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Washington
  • Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet online take in this Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies matchup? Ultimately it’s probably best to stick with Philly here. The odds out on them tonight make them a great option straight up.  Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 3-1 Philadelphia.

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