Phillies vs. Nationals Monday Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals, 6/17/2019 Predictions & Odds

National League East rivals will meet on Monday night in D.C. when the Nationals host the Phillies at 7:05 p.m. ET. Despite the number climbing to 10 at most sports books, is the over a good play for bettors when Jake Arrieta opposes Patrick Corbin in the pitching matchup?

Game Snapshot & Odds

951 Philadelphia Phillies (+116) at 952 Washington Nationals (-141); 10 runs

Monday, June 17, 2019

7:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 53% of the betting tickets are on the Nationals to beat the Phillies on the moneyline.

Philadelphia Phillies Fantasy Spin

Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the Phillies’ blowout loss to the Braves on Sunday. Harper plated the Phillies' lone run of the contest with an opposite-field RBI single in the fifth inning. That was pretty much it for the Philadelphia offense, which generated only six hits and left eight runners on base in the loss. The 26-year-old superstar has rebounded from a slow start and is now up to 12 homers and 49 RBI across 309 plate appearances this season.

Washington Nationals Fantasy Spin

Anthony Rendon went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three runs scored in the Nationals’ lopsided victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Rendon clobbered a two-run dinger -- his 16th round-tripper of the season -- to left field off Diamondbacks reliever Zack Godley in the sixth inning to extend the Nationals’ lead to eight runs at the time. The long ball may have come in proverbial garbage time, but fantasy owners don’t mind. The 29-year-old superstar third baseman has been red-hot at the plate, going deep six times in 14 games this month. He’s hitting .321/.415/.660 with 52 runs scored, 50 RBI and one stolen base across 246 plate appearances this season.

MLB Betting Trends

Philadelphia

The Phillies are 4-1 in Arrieta’s last five starts but are just 1-4 in their last five games when facing a left-handed starter.

Washington

The Nationals have dropped five of Corbin’s last six starts but have won seven of their last 10 games at home.

Prediction:

The over is 4-1 in Arrieta’s last five starts versus the Nationals and is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams when they play in D.C. The over is also 5-1 in the Phillies’ last six games overall, is 3-1-1 in Arrieta’s last five starts and has cashed in six of their last eight games when facing a left-handed starter. On the other side, the over is 5-1 in the Nationals’ last six games and is 4-1 in their last five games coming off a win.

Monday MLB Prediction: Phillies/Nationals over 10

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