Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals Game 2 Free Pick 09/24/19

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The Washington Nationals will welcome the Philadelphia Phillies to Nationals Park in the 1 game of a divisional doubleheader. The matchup will begin at 1:05 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to NBC Sports Philadelphia to catch the action.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals Odds

The Nationals are 86-69 straight up (SU) and 85-69 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 4.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 11.2 units ATS. Washington has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Phillies have gone 79-76 SU this year and are 74-80 against the spread. They’re down 4.1 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 8.2 units ATS. Philadelphia’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

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Nationals games have an over/under record of 72-74-8 in 2019. The Phillies have an over/under record of 73-77-4.

Blake Parker will get the start for the visiting Phillies. The right-handed Parker is 3-2 with a 4.40 ERA and 60 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Nationals this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Nationals will put the ball in the right hand of Joe Ross (3-4, 6.17 ERA), who has 45 strikeouts and 29 walks as well as a 1.74 WHIP. Ross is 0-0 with two strikeouts and a 19.29 ERA against Philadelphia this year.

Philadelphia’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.58 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.30 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.50, along with a K-per-9 of 8.93.

The Phillies offense has slashed .246/.322/.427 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game this year, including 5.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Second baseman Cesar Hernandez and shortstop Jean Segura have led Philadelphia’s offense. Hernandez is hitting .281/.334/.401 with 12 home runs, 69 RBIs and 71 runs scored. Segura has a .279 average with 12 homers, 59 RBIs and 78 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Washington’s pitching staff has yielded 4.5 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.51, a WHIP of 1.20 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.6. The bullpen has a 5.87 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 9.1 K/9. In 72 games against divisional foes, Nationals starters have an ERA of 3.52 and the bullpen’s ERA is 6.45.

Washington’s offense is putting up 5.3 runs per contest, including 5.5 per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .271/.368/.401 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Nationals’ offense has been led by third baseman Anthony Rendon and right fielder Adam Eaton. Rendon is hitting .325/.412/.608 with 34 home runs, 122 RBIs and 114 runs scored, while Eaton’s line is .283/.367/.435 with 15 homers, 48 RBIs, 99 runs and 14 steals.

The Phillies have gained 4.9 units and are 57-56 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 55 of those games, compared to 54 that’ve gone under against righty starters.

Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Phillies, O/U – OVER

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The over has cashed in only two of Washington’s last seven games.

The Phillies have lost four of their last five games SU while the Nationals have won three of their last four.

Philadelphia has recorded 18.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.8 over its last five.

The Phillies have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Nationals have hit nine over their last 10.

The Phillies have a team OPS of .749 this season and an OPS of .736 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Nationals’ OPS stands at .794 overall and .782 versus righties.

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