Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds
Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Match Preview and Free Picks
The free-falling Philadelphia Phillies have seen their postseason aspirations fade in rapid time, as they have lost eight consecutive series to barely remain within earshot for either the National League East title or a wild-card berth. The Phillies (74-70), who will look to snap a four-game skid in the finale of their series on Wednesday at home, squandered a three-run lead in the ninth inning of the nightcap in Tuesday's doubleheader sweep by the Nationals (73-72).
Juan Soto flustered Philadelphia in the finale, capping a two-homer performance with a solo shot in the 10th inning of a 7-6 victory in the nightcap. The 19-year-old rookie is 9-for-22 with six RBIs during his five-game hitting streak heading into a tilt versus Cy Young candidate Aaron Nola, against whom he is 1-for-9 with three strikeouts this season.
Washington has won four in a row to inch closer to Philadelphia, which has dropped eight of 10 overall to reside 6 1/2 games behind first-place Atlanta in the NL East. Rhys Hoskins had a two-run double to highlight a five-run fifth inning to improve to 8-for-19 with three homers, five RBIs and five runs scored in his last five outings, although he is just 1-for-7 with five strikeouts versus Wednesday starter Stephen Strasburg.
Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies Starting Pitchers Report
Nationals RH Stephen Strasburg (7-7, 4.04 ERA): Strasburg, who traditionally has dominated Philadelphia in his career, rebounded from a disastrous outing against the Phillies on Aug. 22 by picking up the win five days later after allowing two runs in six innings. The 30-year-old has kept the ball in the park in each of his last three trips to the mound after being taken deep twice in the first of the two recent encounters with Philadelphia. Strasburg has recorded back-to-back no-decisions in his last two starts despite yielding two earned runs in both outings.
Phillies RH Aaron Nola (16-4, 2.29): Nola rebounded from his first loss since July 14 with an eight-strikeout performance over seven innings in a 4-3 win at the New York Mets on Friday. The 25-year-old has flustered Washington this season, highlighting his 3-0 mark with a 1.26 ERA in four starts after scattering five hits and fanning nine in eight frames of a 2-0 victory on Aug. 23. Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon are both 9-for-30 against Nola, although the hurler has kept Adam Eaton (1-for-14, nine strikeouts) at bay.
Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends
|Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Washington is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games|
|Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games|
|Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road|
|Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road|
|Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia|
|Washington is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia|
|Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia|
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds Trends
|Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games|
|Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home|
|Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington|
|Philadelphia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Washington|
|Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington|