Nationals vs. Phillies Prediction
Which surging team will start the second half of the MLB season on a good note when the Philadelphia Phillies host the Washington Nationals tonight at 6:05PM ET?
903 Washington Nationals vs. 904 Philadelphia Phillies
Friday, July 12, 2019
6:05PM ET – Citizens Bank Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Nationals are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -140 to win. The Phillies are getting a money line of +125 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is listed at 9.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 71 percent going on Washington on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Washington ended the first half of the season by winning six of its last seven games. Washington is now 47-42 overall, 21-22 on the road and 43-40 with the over. Stephen Strasburg gets the start for the Nationals today. He is 10-4 on the year with a 3.64 ERA.
The Nats are in the middle of the road on both offense and pitching. Washington is averaging 4.94 runs per game on offense while hitting .254 as a team. On the mound, the Nats have a 4.38 team ERA with a 1.30 team WHIP. Anthony Rendon has been leading the team with 22 doubles, 20 home runs and 62 RBI. Juan Soto is adding 15 doubles, 15 home runs and 56 RBI.
Phillies return home
Philadelphia had a 7-game road trip to end the first half of the season, going 4-3 in those seven games. The Phillies are 47-43 on the season, 27-17 at home and 44-43 with the under. Philly sends Nick Pivetta to the mound today. He is 4-3 on the season with a 5.84 ERA.
The Phillies are putting up 4.91 runs per game this season while hitting .246 as a team. On the mound, Philadelphia has a 4.64 team ERA with a 1.40 WHIP. Bryce Harper is leading the team with 24 doubles, 16 home runs and 62 RBI while Rhys Hoskins has 20 doubles, 20 home runs and 59 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals have won eight straight road games against a right-handed starter and they are 15-3 in their last 18 games against NL East opponents.
The Phillies have won four straight home games, but are 5-12 in their last 17 games against a right-handed starter.
Strasburg is coming off seven scoreless innings against the Marlins and he has won six of his last seven starts. Pivetta has given up 20 runs over his last four starts, including six to the Nationals on June 20. Washington has been the hotter team coming into the break and the Nats have the stronger pitching going into the game. I like Washington to get the road win tonight.
MLB Prediction: Washington Nationals -140