Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds
Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Match Preview and Free Picks
The Washington Nationals are enduring a remarkable run of weather-related issues, the latest of which forced the postponement of a series opener at Philadelphia due to lousy infield conditions. The teams will allow the grounds crew to get to work before taking part in a doubleheader Tuesday to begin a three-game set.
The tarp at Citizens Bank Park was not down for the entirety of a rainy weekend in Philadelphia and the infield dirt was left in unplayable conditions Monday, prompting the third postponement in five days for the Nationals, who also may need to move a home game with the Chicago Cubs on Thursday due to Hurricane Florence. More rain is in the forecast for Tuesday but if and when the teams are able to play it is expected to still be Washington's Erick Fedde against Jake Arrieta in the opener and Tanner Roark for the visitors versus Nick Pivetta in the nightcap.
The Phillies are trying to snap a string of seven straight series losses, two of which came at the hands of Washington, which took two of three from its National League East rivals twice last month. Philadelphia sits 4 1/2 games behind first-place Atlanta in the division and five games out in the race for the second wild-card in the NL.
Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Starting Pitchers Report
Nationals RH Erick Fedde (1-3, 6.00 ERA): Fedde will be making his second start since being recalled earlier in the month. He gave up four runs in five innings during a no-decision against St. Louis last Tuesday, striking out a season-high seven. The Las Vegas native went 1-1 with a 6.55 ERA in back-to-back starts against the Phillies in June.
Phillies RH Jake Arrieta (10-9, 3.61): Arrieta gave up exactly four runs for the third straight time last Tuesday at Miami, but he lasted 7 1/3 innings and struck out 11 while picking up his first win since July 31. His prior outing saw him last just three frames against the Nationals while tying season highs with three walks and two home runs allowed. The former Cy Young Award winner has had his issues with veteran slugger Mark Reynolds, who is 9-for-22 with a home run against Arrieta.
Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends
|Washington is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games|
|Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road|
|Washington is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road|
|Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia|
|Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia|
|Washington is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia|
|The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Washington's last 23 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia|
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds Trends
|Philadelphia is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games|
|Philadelphia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games|
|Philadelphia is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games at home|
|Philadelphia is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home|
|Philadelphia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home|
|Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Washington|
|Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Washington|
|Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Washington|
|The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Philadelphia's last 23 games when playing at home against Washington|
Washington at Philadelphia Wednesday, September 12